Arrests after pitch invasion

A NUMBER of people have been arrested following disorder related to Chesterfield’s match against Bury yesterday.

There were several pitch invasions during and after the npower League Two match at the B2Net Stadium.

Following Chesterfield’s second goal in the 3-2 defeat a number of fans ran on the pitch behind the Bury goal.

The team’s goalkeeper, Cameron Belford, was assaulted and abused by a number of people from the home end.

Today a 13-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault and 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence in connection with the incident.

They have both been interviewed and bailed pending further inquiries.

A 38-year-old man was also arrested yesterday. He had also been interviewed and bailed pending further inquiries.

Inspector Russ Dakin, who was in charge of the policing operation for the match, said: “The behaviour of a minority of people in the ground yesterday was extremely disappointing.

“We have started a post-match investigation where we will be looking at CCTV, photographs and other footage to identify people involved in these incidents.

“So far we have arrested three people but anticipate further arrests in the coming days and weeks.

“A number of people have contacted the police voluntarily having seen the media coverage.

“We are working closely with the club and rest assured anyone who is identified as being involved in an offence will be dealt with either via the criminal route or through civil or club bans.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Chesterfield CID on 0345 123 33 33 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.