Four males arrested after hearse on pitch forces soccer match to be deserted

Four males have been arrested after a hearse was pushed on to the pitch throughout a pre-season soccer match, forcing officers to desert the sport.

The pleasant between non-league groups Gateshead and Dunston was known as off on Friday at half-time after the hearse was pushed on to the pitch at Dunston’s UTS Stadium, Tyne and Wear, together with a Subaru, shortly earlier than 8.20pm.

Both automobiles have been spun round in circles whereas leaflets have been thrown from one of many vehicles on the membership on Wellington Road.

Men carrying balaclavas left the hearse and joined the second automobile, which was pushed off the pitch and out of the stadium.

Disorder won’t be tolerated locally, and anybody discovered to be concerned might be handled robustly

Northumbria Police assertion

The hearse was left on the pitch.

Northumbria Police mentioned on Saturday that three males – two aged 19 and one aged 32 – had been arrested on suspicion of affray, whereas a 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit prison harm.

They stay in police custody.

A press release from Northumbria Police mentioned: “Disorder will not be tolerated in the community, and anyone found to be involved will be dealt with robustly.

“Officers would like to thank members of the public who have come forward to assist the investigation to date. People are also reminded to continue to avoid any speculation online and on social media as enquiries continue.

“Police will remain in the area throughout the weekend – and those with concerns and information are encouraged to speak with an officer on duty.”

Anyone with info or footage of the incident is requested to get involved with Northumbria Police by means of the power’s web site, or by calling 101 quoting reference quantity NP-20230721-1154.

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