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Police investigating fan violence after Wakefield Trinity and York clash

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There are further investigations into the violence that marred the clash between Wakefield Trinity and York Knight at the LNER Stadium.

The York Press has reported that North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information about a fight which happened during the York Knights v Wakefield Trinity game February 4 in the 1895 Cup.

The incident is said to have begun inside the stadium in the East stand at around 4.35pm. A 23-year-old man and a 58-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of assault. Both men were later released on conditional bail.

A police spokesman said to the York Press: “Altercations then took place outside of the stadium near to the turnstiles and again near to the Monks Cross park and ride bus stop.

“Officers are appealing to anyone who was at the game and witnessed any of the incidents, including anyone who may have been affected by the incident, for example, you may have been assaulted or affected in some other way.

“Many of the people present at the game were Wakefield fans and we are therefore appealing to anyone from West Yorkshire who was at the game and has any information to get in touch.”

Individuals with information are told to contact call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC 1928 Cooper.

Wakefield Trinity statement

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At the time, new Wakefield Trinity owner Matthew Ellis issued the following statement:

“Thank you to the unbelievable away support that travelled over to York today to cheer on the team. It was a very proud day for me personally being the first competitive fixture.

“We broke the club’s record for away ticket sales before even adding the people who bought tickets on the day at the stadium. The away support must have been around the 1500 mark which as a club we should be very proud of. Let’s take that following everywhere we go.

“The atmosphere that you created in the away end today was incredible and it was amazing to see how bouncing the stand was.

“The team really delivered on the field but I know for Powelly and the lads that is just the start of what will be a fun packed season.

“From the moment I took control of the club I have felt the full support of the fans. Over 5,000 of you have bought season tickets. We have already sold out the North Stand and Foxes Bar so thank you. We are around the 5,200 mark, let’s keep going and see if we can get to the 5,500 mark and beyond.

“We are aware of the incident that happened at the end of the game. We will be working closely with York Knights and LNER Community Stadium staff to investigate, identify and handle the situation.”

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