Specialist police officers investigating alleged assault by steward at Solihull Moors match - The Solihull Observer

Specialist police officers investigating alleged assault by steward at Solihull Moors match

Solihull Editorial 16th Aug, 2022   0

WEST Midlands and Essex police forces are investigating an alleged assault by a steward at Solihull Moors home match against Southend United on Saturday, August 13.

Video footage of the alleged incident, which has been shared widely on social media, appears to show an incident of a supporter being restrained by stewards and security personnel.

Police have confirmed they are carrying out enquiries and reviewing footage.

A spokesperson for West Midlands police said: “We’re carrying out enquiries and reviewing footage after a fan invaded the pitch at the Solihull Moors vs Southend United match on Saturday (August 13).

“A supporter from the away end encroached onto the pitch towards the end of the game and pushed a home player.

“A 20-year-old man was initially detained on suspicion of assault and going on to the playing area. He’s since been released and will be interviewed at a later date.

“We’ve also received a second allegation of assault against a steward and enquiries around this are also being undertaken.

“Specialist officers from both West Midlands police and Essex police are leading the investigation.”

Southend have confirmed that their designated football officer informed the club of the incident concerning a member of the Solihull safety team.

A Southend spokesperson said: “We are waiting the outcome of the investigation being conducted by West Midlands police.”

The game finished in a 1-1 draw after Andrew Dallas’s opener was cancelled out by Chris Wreh’s second-half goal.


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