Scotland Yard has apologised after actors from a hit film were mistakenly identified as football hooligans being sought after riots at a West Ham game. Police issued 66 pictures of people supposedly caught on camera during violent clashes in August, and wrongly included stills of six actors from recent film The Firm.
Scotland Yard, who released the images on Tuesday, said: "Six images of individuals who were not involved in the violence were mistakenly included.
"These images appear to have been taken from a motion picture.
"We wish to apologise unreservedly to those affected. We are going to be actively trying to contact those people to offer our apologies."
Police have arrested more than 40 people so far in connection with the trouble on 25 August.