West Ham United statement

West Ham United continue to investigate the appalling events seen at the Boleyn Ground during Tuesday night's Carling Cup tie against Millwall.

Senior club officials are meeting today to ensure the appropriate action is taken as swiftly as possible, with life bans for anyone responsible for the disturbances.

Video footage, photographic evidence and witness statements are being collated to identify those responsible, while there is ongoing close liaison with all relevant parties including the Metropolitan Police and the Football Association.

We will also assist the authorities in their investigation of the mindless violence that took place in the area surrounding the stadium.

Chief Executive Scott Duxbury said: "This is a family club and the Boleyn Ground has always been a safe place in which all supporters can enjoy football. We are determined to ensure this remains the case.

"Everyone at the club is shocked and appalled at what happened and we will leave no stone unturned in identifying the perpetrators, rooting them out and then taking the proper action from both the police point of view and the club's.

"The vast majority of people at the game last night were law-abiding, loyal football fans and a small minority spoiled it for everyone. They will not be allowed to succeed."