“To charge this number of people so soon after such a major disorder has taken a huge effort by staff who have been working around the clock,” added Det Sup Jim Munro.
In the wake of the violence, Legia Warsaw said: “We emphasise that none of the individuals detained by the police had tickets for [the] match.”
While Villa officials claimed the club faced uncooperativeness, Legia officials asserted that they had “sustained continuous communication” with Villa, Uefa, and the police regarding “essential measures” for the security of the venue and its surroundings.
“Despite this, the British police, in their official responses, only acknowledged the potential risks without implementing our suggestions,” a spokesperson said.
“Regrettably, due to the actions and inactions of Aston Villa FC, adverse incidents occurred.
“By disregarding our constructive feedback, the host club bears full responsibility for the situation.”
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