Birmingham & Black Country

Appeal after Birmingham City/Aston Villa violence

A flare being let off in the ground
Image caption Disorder broke out before, during and after the Carling Cup quarter-final

Police investigating violent clashes between Birmingham City and Aston Villa supporters have issued images of 32 people they wish to question.

Disorder broke out before, during and after Blues' 2-1 win over Villa in the Carling Cup quarter-final in December.

There was significant damage to parked vehicles, while seats and toilets at St Andrew's stadium were smashed.

Hundreds of Blues fans raced onto the pitch to confront their rivals at the end of the game.

Det Insp Derek Packham, who is leading the investigation, said: "West Midlands Police is fully committed to identifying these individuals."

A spokesman confirmed that a woman was among the 32 people pictured, all of whom are wanted for questioning in connection with disorder or criminal damage.