Liverpool fan receives £4,000 after Old Trafford toilet fracas

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A Liverpool supporter has received £4,000 after he sued Greater Manchester Police for his false arrest in 2013.

Keith Culvin was arrested at Old Trafford, following Liverpool's match with Manchester United after a fracas over Reds' fans being allowed access to the toilets after the match.

The police arrested Mr Culvin for allegedly assaulting an officer. However, the case was dropped after video evidence had proved he did not touch the officer.


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The incident occurred after Liverpool fans were ordered to stay behind following the match. Keith, who is a member of the Spirit of Shankly supporters union, was part of a delegation that had made an agreement with the police force.

Greater Manchester Police had said there would be access to the toilets after the match. But following the game, Mr Culvin said he had to step in when officers in the stadium were not allowing the fans to use the toilet.

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He was arrested after the police believed he pushed over the officer that had taken a fall over some seats, but fan footage led to the case being dismissed.

Culvin claimed relations between Liverpool supporters and Greater Manchester Police had improved since that day.

But as per the BBC, he added: ""Sadly on this occasion, the policing from some left a lot to be desired."

Liverpool travel to Manchester United this weekend and Greater Manchester police will be out in force to make sure there is no trouble.

The Reds need a drastically improved performance following their 3-0 home defeat to West Ham before the international break.


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