Saturday, 28 December 2013

Police investigate Morecambe match disorder

Police are appealing for information after some disorder at the Morecambe vs Fleetwood derby match on Boxing Day, in which stewards were assaulted.

Disorder broke out as around 15 people challenged club stewards on the Bay Radio stand, which resulted in a number of stewards being assaulted. The disorder then continued as those involved left the stand.

Four people have been arrested so far as part of the on-going investigation but officers are looking to identify others that were involved.

Chief Inspector Ian Sewart said, “The behaviour of those concerned was unacceptable and we will continue to make enquiries to trace all of those involved.

“The vast majority of those who attended the fixture behaved responsibly and it is entirely regrettable that a small number chose to act in this mindless fashion.

“I have set up a team of officers to investigate what occurred and bring to justice those found to have committed offences.

“We are currently examining a number of CCTV images and I am confident we will be able to identify all of those involved.

“All four men arrested were from the Fleetwood area and have been bailed pending further enquires.

“We are currently in liaison with Fleetwood Football Club to identify those outstanding and it is highly likely more arrests will follow.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened or to anyone who was involved to get in touch with the enquiry team.”

The investigation is continuing and anyone with any information about those involved should contact police 101.

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