SIX soccer thugs will soon be having their careers in violence cut short - thanks to information from Huddersfield football fans.
Police are planning to arrest six hooligans said to have involved in a clash after the match between Huddersfield Town and Hull City at Hull's KC Stadium on April 24.
Officers are preparing to make the arrests after Examiner readers responded to a "name and shame" appeal.
About 50 people were involved in the violence in the stadium car park on Walton Street.
The rival gangs - thought to include members of hooligan groups the Huddersfield Young Casuals and Hull's Silver Cod Squad - threw sticks and stones.
Innocent supporters, including children, were caught up in the fighting.
Humberside police had identified several of the thugs from the Hull area, but were having difficulty putting names to the faces of the Huddersfield hooligans.
They released 10 CCTV images of Huddersfield thugs taken during the violence and asked Examiner readers to help identify them.
Det Insp Steve Garmston, of Humberside police, said the response had been helpful.
He added: "We've had a good response from the appeal. We have identified six people whose photos were in the paper. Some are known to us only by their nicknames.
"We are having to liaise with our colleagues at Huddersfield to further the information we have received. Hopefully, some action and arrests are fairly imminent."
Town and Hull meet again at the KC Stadium tomorrow, when
the police presence will be increased.
Town fans - who have bought about 2,000 of the 3,371 tickets available for the match - will be asked to stay in their seats for 10 minutes after the game so police can clear home fans from the area.
Any fans drinking excessively before the game will be barred from the stadium.
Det Insp Garmston said: "We want people to enjoy themselves for the right reasons, without the fear of thugs causing major disturbances.
"We would ask for any information that people can give regarding potential trouble that is being planned."
Phone Humberside police on 01482 307220.