Police appeal for witnesses as referee and 2 young players are allegedly assaulted.

Witnesses are being sought following an assault at the end of a youth football tournament in Roade.

A statement from Northamptonshire Police reads as follows;

The incident occurred between 3pm and 4pm on Sunday, June 9, when several players from two under-13 teams became involved in a verbal altercation.

As the referee intervened to defuse the situation, a man entered the field of play, dragged the match official from behind and assaulted him. It is also alleged that another man assaulted two of the young players.

Officers investigating this incident would like to speak to anyone who may have been at the match and who witnessed either the referee or the players being assaulted.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident number 24000338550 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.

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