Police praise for appeal response

Not involved: Nicky Bargh
Not involved: Nicky Bargh

POLICE have praised the response to their appeal for information, following the pitch invasion at Chesterfield FC’s game against Bury.

Trouble flared at the Easter Monday match when fans swarmed on to the pitch to celebrate a Jack Lester goal.

A small minority taunted Bury’s players and it is alleged one punched goalkeeper Cameron Belford.

Police released CCTV images from the game to the Derbyshire Times at the request of Chesterfield Football Club.

A police spokeswoman said: “We had an excellent response from the public and four of the men pictured in the article have been positively identified.

“Three of them contacted police themselves (although we had received calls from the public as well) and one was identified by members of the public.

“The details of these four men have been passed to Chesterfield Football Club’s ground safety officer who will be taking the appropriate action.”

Officers confirmed that one of the men featured in the images, Nicky Bargh (pictured) was not connected with the incident.

The spokeswoman explained: “The club has admitted one of their stewards made a mistake in identifying the man in picture number 3 as being involved in the pitch invasion.

“He was at the match but was not involved in any pitch encroachment after the game.”