Birmingham police officers injured at Villa Park after missiles thrown ahead of Aston Villa vs Legia Warsaw

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Three police officers have been injured following disorder at Villa Park

Three West Midlands Police officers have been injured this evening (November 30) ahead of Aston Villa's clash against Poland's Legia Warszawa.

Away fans have been blocked from entering Villa Park and a police operation is underway after missiles were thrown and injured three officers ahead of the Europa Conference League fixture. The club confirmed that no away fans were let into the stadium due to the disorder outside the ground.

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Members of the public have been told to avoid Witton Lane while officers deal with the incident.

Villa Park disorder on Thursday eveningVilla Park disorder on Thursday evening
Villa Park disorder on Thursday evening

A statement from West Midlands Police, read: "We're currently unable to allow away fans into Villa Park following disorder outside the stadium which has seen missiles thrown at officers. "Three officers have already been injured & a significant policing operation continues. Please avoid Witton Lane where possible."

A statement from Aston Villa, read: "Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that no away fans were allowed into Villa Park for this evening’s UEFA Europa Conference League fixture with Legia Warsaw on the advice of West Midlands Police following large-scale disorder outside the stadium caused by visiting supporters."

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