Brakes fan attacked after Leamington FC win play-off match

Police are appealing for witnesses after a Leamington FC fan was attacked after Leamington's play-off victory over Redditch United on Wednesday April 27.

Saturday, 30th April 2016, 10:39 am
Updated Saturday, 30th April 2016, 11:44 am

After the match at the Valley Stadium in Redditch, which Brakes won on penalties, some Leamington fans invaded the pitch. A Redditch teenager is then believed to have entered the pitch, punched a Leamington fan in the face and pushed him over.

The victim has not yet come forward, and police are urging him to do so.

A police spokesperson said “It is clear that a small minority of spectators were intent on causing disorder on the night and due to the good planning of both clubs this has been well managed.

“The police have acted and intervened when needed and it is sad that the minority have spoilt the enjoyment for the majority of fans watching a fantastic game of football.

“The police will be reviewing CCTV and will work with both clubs to ensure we deal with any criminal offences that have occurred during the night. We would appeal to anyone who has any video footage or witnessed any incidents during the game to contact the police.”

Anyone with any information should call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 473S of April 27.