14 people were injured and 39 arrested amid “disgusting and highly dangerous scenes” before Aston Villa’s game with Legia Warsaw.

West Midlands Police said fans of the Polish side were not allowed into the stadium after missiles were thrown at officers before the start of the Europa Conference League game on Thursday evening.

Ten people were treated and discharged by ambulance staff for minor injuries such as cuts and bruising outside the ground, with four police officers also treated.

West Midlands mayor Andy Street has called for European football chiefs to take “strong action” as he thanked the “brave officers” and criticised the “deeply unpleasant scenes” outside Villa Park in Birmingham.

Objects were thrown at police during the disorder and visiting fans were held in a coach park before Villa went on to win the match 2-1.

Writing on X, formerly Twitter, Mr Street said: “Deeply unpleasant scenes outside Villa Park tonight, which were dealt with absolutely appropriately by West Midlands Police.

“A huge thank you to the brave officers who put themselves in harm’s way to keep others safe.

“I trust UEFA will now move swiftly to take strong action.”

Police said in a statement that one of the injured police officers was taken to hospital, while two police horses and two police dogs were also hurt in the “disgusting and highly dangerous scenes”.

Chief Inspector Tim Robinson said: “This should have been a great evening of football which was enjoyed by fans from both clubs.

“Unfortunately, there were appalling scenes which saw away fans dangerously throw flares and other missiles at our officers.”

He said the “extreme violence” left police with no other choice but to prevent away fans entering the stadium, adding: “The safety of everyone is our priority, and clearly we had no other option.”

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "A total of 14 people were treated by West Midlands Ambulance Service crews after disorder outside Villa Park in Birmingham last night.

"The incidents happened before, during and after the match between Aston Villa and Legia Warsaw.

"Three ambulances, three paramedic officers and two rapid response vehicles were deployed along with a specialist equipment vehicle.

"Ten patients were treated and discharged by ambulance staff for minor injuries such as cuts and bruising outside the ground.

"In addition, four police officers were also assessed and treated with one conveyed to hospital as a precaution".