Police to make fresh enquiries over football 'disorder'

St Helens Star: Police to make fresh enquiries over football 'disorder' Police to make fresh enquiries over football 'disorder'

POLICE are making further enquiries to see whether any amateur footballers want to give evidence following a match that is at the centre of a regional FA investigation over alleged disorder.

It emerged on Friday that Liverpool and Cheshire Football Associations had suspended Penlake FC, from Sutton, following an open age match against Manchester-based Poynton FC.

Police confirmed they were called to Sutton Leisure Centre, on Elton Head Road centre following the game, although no formal allegations of assault were made.

Today Chief Inspector Martin Woosey, from the St Helens command team, said: "Officers were called to reports of disorder at a football match in Elton Head Road, St Helens last Saturday afternoon (November 30).

"On arrival, officers were directed towards the changing rooms and spoke to a number of people involved in the game.

"No one appeared to be injured and no formal complaint of assault was made at the time.

"However, enquiries will now be made to establish if anyone present at Saturday's game wishes to provide further information to the police."

In a statement Cheshire Football Association said: “Liverpool FA have suspended Penlake FC from all football until further notice following their fixture versus Poynton FC on Sat 30 November 2013 “The Cheshire Football League have therefore suspended Penlake’s fixtures during this timeframe.

“No further comment will be made on this matter until Liverpool FA have completed their disciplinary proceedings.”

The suspension affects the club's open age team only.

Paul Forester, the Penlake FC chairman, said: “We cannot comment fully because the matter is subject to an investigation. We are cooperating with the league and the county FA and are awaiting the referee’s report.

“We take the allegations seriously and met as a club committee to discuss them last night. We will be carrying out our own investigation.”

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