York City fan ‘bottled’ in after-match football violence: Police investigating
Police are investigating after a young York City fan was allegedly bottled following last night’s game in Bradford.
The incident happened at the Horsfall Stadium. City beat hosts Bradford Park Avenue 4-2.
At least one boy, aged 16, was hurt in post-match altercations with the Bradford fans, although there are reports that as many as three were injured.
According to eye witnesses the young York fan who was bottled was set upon unprovoked. His facial injuries, not thought to be serious, were treated by the Bradford Park Avenue club physio.
Police officers then took him home.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Officers received reports of anti-social behaviour by youths following the match between Bradford Park Avenue and York City last night (9 February).
“It is reported that youths began shouting at fans who supporting York City, and a glass bottle was thrown at a 16-year-old boy, who received injuries to his face.
“It is also reported that another 16-year-old boy was assaulted, however did not sustain injuries.
“Officers are continuing enquiries to establish the circumstances of these incidents and identify those involved.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101, ask for West Yorkshire Police, and quote reference 13220074589.
Bradford Park Avenue have today issued a statement.
It says: “We are aware of an isolated incident that happened outside of the ground shortly after full time last night.
“We are fully cooperating with the police to help them understand exactly what has happened. Anyone with any information that might help with the investigation can email us on [email protected]
“As this is ongoing we will not be making any further statement until the matter is resolved.”