A Charlton fan has been arrested on suspicion of trying to punch Crystal Palace’s mascot - an American bald eagle called Kayla.

A 34-year-old apparently targeted Kayla as fights broke out during the Capital One Cup third-round tie at Selhurst Park.

The man from Welling was arrested on Friday, November 20 on suspicion of violent disorder and attempted criminal damage. He has been released on bail until mid-January.

Before each home match the mascot, who has been with the club since 2010, flies a loop around the pitch.

Police are investigating what happened at the match on Wednesday, September 23, after a series of violent incidents broke out ahead of the game

Kayla doing her fly around before a match

Footage taken from a mobile phone (seen above) also shows how stewards and police struggled to stay in control during the match as they tried to keep both sets of supporters separated.

Six people were arrested following raids across London and Kent after flares were reportedly set off and bottles thrown both inside and outside the ground.

Zach Ellis, 20, of Tower Hamlets, has been charged with assault by beating and bailed to attend Croydon Magistrates’ Court on December 10.

Five other men aged 16, 18, 21, 47 and 48 have been bailed until mid-January 2016.