AFC Wimbledon fans involved in 'dispute' on train home from match

Fans from AFC Wimbledon were involved in a dispute on the way home.

Fans from AFC Wimbledon were involved in a dispute on the way home.

First published in News Wimbledon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

Groups of football fans on their way home from AFC Wimbledon versus Stevenage on Saturday were involved in a ‘dispute.’

British Transport Police (BTP) said they were called to reports of a fight on board a Surbiton to London Waterloo train on Saturday, August 30 at about 5.30pm.

One fan who was on the train said as it stopped at Raynes Park station on the way back from the match, fans were ‘trying to get at each other’ which prevented the doors from closing because they were in the way.

The fan, who was not involved in the disorder, said he saw at least 10 people rush past him to get into other carriages.

Police are appealing for information.

A BTP spokesman said: "We received a report of a fight onboard a Surbiton to London Waterloo train on Saturday, August 30 at approximately 5.30pm.

"This was reported to us about an hour after the event and enquiries are ongoing.

"It is believed a number of people were involved in the disorder."

 

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4:06pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Hugh Dunnit says...

This is NOT TRUE. Those involved were not AFC Wimbledon fans. This is lazy sloppy reporting.
This is NOT TRUE. Those involved were not AFC Wimbledon fans. This is lazy sloppy reporting. Hugh Dunnit
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5:17pm Mon 1 Sep 14

bluebird55 says...

Hold on. The Surbiton to Waterloo line does not stop at either Kingston or Norbiton (the closest stations to the football ground). So why would Stevenage or Wimbledon fans even be on that train?
Hold on. The Surbiton to Waterloo line does not stop at either Kingston or Norbiton (the closest stations to the football ground). So why would Stevenage or Wimbledon fans even be on that train? bluebird55
  • Score: 11

8:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

DB says...

bluebird55 wrote:
Hold on. The Surbiton to Waterloo line does not stop at either Kingston or Norbiton (the closest stations to the football ground). So why would Stevenage or Wimbledon fans even be on that train?
Definitely seems unlikely. Surbiton is miles away from the ground, probably a 45 minute walk or 2 bus rides away. Surely those going back to Waterloo after the game would just go from Norbiton?
[quote][p][bold]bluebird55[/bold] wrote: Hold on. The Surbiton to Waterloo line does not stop at either Kingston or Norbiton (the closest stations to the football ground). So why would Stevenage or Wimbledon fans even be on that train?[/p][/quote]Definitely seems unlikely. Surbiton is miles away from the ground, probably a 45 minute walk or 2 bus rides away. Surely those going back to Waterloo after the game would just go from Norbiton? DB
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