Hunt for yobs after football match trouble

An injured steward is helped away after the final whistle.
An injured steward is helped away after the final whistle.

Four football fans have been arrested and bailed after a number of stewards were assaulted at their team’s derby match at Morecambe.

The disorder broke out in The Bay radio stand during the Boxing Day League Two fixture at the Globe Arena.

Fifteen fans were involved in attacks on Morecambe’s club stewards, police said, with the trouble continuing as they left the stand.

Police were this week scouring CCTV footage and warned more arrests were likely.

Those arrested so far are aged 16, 18, 20 and 21.

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.

“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 to get in touch with the enquiry team.”

Contact police on 101.