Saturday 15 December 2018

Watch: Police and ambulance called as violence mars the end of Northern Ireland football game

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Portadown FC and Newry City will conduct internal investigations after violence marred the end of the sides goalless draw at the Newry Showgrounds venue last night at the end of the Bluefin Sport Championship fixture

A number of people were injured in the flashpoint including an elderly Newry fan who was hit by glass.

Fans clashed on a rooftop of a building adjacent to the Newry City sponsors’ lounge.

PSNI sergeant Michael Gallagher said: “We are currently investigating an incident which occurred following a football match between Newry City AFC and Portadown Football club.

“We received a report that a number of vehicles had been damaged in the Showgrounds’ car park and that one man had been injured with a bottle.  Another man was reported to have been injured in a fall from the roof of a car.

“The NI Ambulance Service also attended and treated one person at the scene. Another was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening at this time.

“Police will be working alongside both football clubs with the aim of identifying those involved. If you believe you can assist us with our enquiries please contact 101 and quote reference number 1679 of 20/4/18.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

Who is your sportstar of the year?

Vote in the Irish Independent Sport Star Awards and you could win the ultimate sports prize.

Prizes include, a trip to Old Trafford to watch Man United take on Liverpool in the Premier League, tickets to Ireland's home games in the Six Nations, All Ireland football and hurling final tickets and much more.

Simply click here to register your vote

Online Editors

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport