West Ham United owners to get extra security at home games

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West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan was struck on his glasses by a coin as supporter unrest marred Saturday's Premier League defeat at home to Burnley, according to Trevor Brooking.

A series of further crisis meetings are planned, which will include representatives of West Ham, the London Legacy Development Corporation and LS185, the stadium's operators, but Brady, 48, has decided not to cancel her talk on the "top 10 ingredients for success" at 10am on the main stage at 116 Pall Mall, a lavish Grade 1 listed building.

They had been advised to leave their box before the final whistle, when hundreds of home fans overpowered stewards stationed on an external concourse and hurled abuse while a female senior steward suffered a concussion after being pushed to the ground.

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Brooking acknowledged Barnes' opening goal "triggered problems" and said "there was a quite sizeable group then below the directors' box that came to chant in a really aggressive manner". "As I was pushing them towards the exit a Burnley player said 'Do you want me to put them in here?'"

West Ham have not denied that Swallow, who has links with the controversial Football Lads Alliance, was invited to the home of David Sullivan, the club's co-owner, a week before the first meeting.

"I was concerned to read the coverage about Mark's treatment in the Guardian over the weekend and have subsequently spoken to him about his experiences", Streeting wrote in a letter seen by the Guardian. "The level of aggression was something I couldn't believe a West Ham fan would get involved in".

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The West Ham United Independent Supporters Association will ballot members on 31 March.

"I was terrified and just wanted to get the boys out of the stadium. A lot of fans got on the pitch", he said. "They were unaware of the chaos going on around them", Ms Elamir added.

West Ham are 16th in the league, three points adrift of the relegation zone.

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Newham Council and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, have both joined the condemnation of the angry scenes.

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