West Ham ready to pay for huge police presence at London Stadium

• Decision follows ugly scenes at home game against Burnley
• Under stadium deal LLDC foots bill for police at matches

West Ham United are prepared to pay for a huge police presence inside the London Stadium to help to prevent a repeat of the crowd disturbances that marred Saturday’s 3-0 defeat by Burnley.

The stadium’s security failings were exposed by unrest which featured four pitch invasions and David Sullivan, the club’s co-owner, being struck by a coin during protests against the club’s board by hundreds of furious supporters, who easily overpowered stewards stationed in the area below the directors’ box.

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