Hooligan violence captured on police film

Pinned between the wall of a pub and an outbuilding these images show how football thugs supporting Wolves and West Bromwich Albion clashed in violent scenes.

Pinned between the wall of a pub and an outbuilding these images show how football thugs supporting Wolves and West Bromwich Albion clashed in violent scenes.

A wave of beer can be seen as a glass is thrown into the crowd and a beer barrel is hurled as a missile.

It narrowly misses injuring one of the fighting football hooligans as it hits the wall of the pub and sprays more beer into the air.

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Trouble flared on February 20 following a 1-1 draw between the clubs.

The violence at Tame Bridge pub in Great Bridge then spills out onto the street.

Police work to keep the thugs confined to the entrance of the pub’s beer garden but also come under attack.

A police recording of an officer in the helicopter describes the scene below: “

“Males are throwing barrels, glasses, anything they can get their hands on, they are throwing at officers by the looks of it.”

Police can be seen being forced back as they try to break up the fight.

Stephen Whitehouse, aged 37, of Birchfield Way, Yew Tree, Shaun Bennett, 33, of Fountain Lane, Coseley, Stephen Cox, 34, of Whitley Crescent, Rowley Regis, James Wiles, 24, of Broadwaters Road, Darlaston, Jason Harris, 40, of Abbey Close, Tantany, West Bromwich, Neil Sutera, 34, of Radford Lane, Castlecroft, Wolverhampton, and Ricky Wright, 30 of Arthur Street, West Bromwich, all admitted affray and were jailed.

Nathan Painter, 22 of Moxley Road, Darlaston, got an 18-month community order.

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