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Police appeal for information after steward assaulted at Keepmoat stadium

February 26, 2013, 11:45 am

Police in Doncaster are appealing to the public to help identify a man suspected of assaulting a steward at a football match at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.

The match between Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield United took place on New Years Day.

At approximately 4.40pm, Sheffield United equalised by scoring a goal, which resulted in the away fans celebrating.

During this time, one of the fans jumped over the barrier and headed toward the pitch. He was detained by two stewards and brought back to the stand to be ejected from the stadium.

Another man then allegedly assaulted one of the stewards to try and release the fan they had detained. He was unable to free the fan and then disappeared into the crowds.

Police would like to identify the man in the image and speak to him in connection with the incident.

Gavin Baldwin, Chief Executive of Doncaster Rovers, said: “The Keepmoat Stadium is extremely safe and we are proud to say that incidents like this are rare.

“We have a fantastic reputation as a club with a great fan base and we urge our fans to support the police in their bid to identify this assailant.

“We do not want to see and will not tolerate this kind of behaviour at the Keepmoat Stadium. This is a family friendly venue and we hope that the police are successful in their appeal.”

Anyone who believes they know the identity of the man or who has any information, should contact the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55111, quoting crime reference A/5050/2013.

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