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Appeal after large scale fight between football fans

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Do you recognise these men? We need to speak to them after a large-scale fight between Burnley FC and Newcastle United fans at a pub in December.

 

It happened on Saturday 14th December, at around 4:25pm at the Turf Hotel on Yorkshire Street, Burnley.

 

Following an initial altercation between the rival groups of fans, some Newcastle supporters were ejected by door staff.

 

A short time later, a group of between 20 to 25 Newcastle supporters returned and a fight broke out, with pool cues, glasses and bar furniture used as weapons.

 

One man had to be treated at hospital for an eye injury.

 

PC Ross Bosdorff from Burnley Police said: “We know that the vast majority of football fans enjoy a bit of friendly rivalry and attend matches to have a good time, however, on this occasion, fans on both sides took it too far by fighting with each other.

 

“We need anyone who knows who was involved in the disorder, as well as the men pictured in the images, to make contact with us as soon as possible.”

 

You can call PC Ross Bosdorff on 07976 301223 or PC Dan Fish on 07967 819474. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.


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