Investigation underway after Morecambe v Bolton match

Saturday, February 5, 2022

An investigation is underway after disorder and allegations of racial abuse at today’s match between Morecambe and Bolton.

The League One fixture was suspended for ten minutes at 4.45pm and the players taken off the pitch after a number of racial slurs were directed towards the Bolton bench.

After the match resumed and Bolton equalised a number of their fans encroached onto the pitch to celebrate and control had to be regained.

In total five Bolton fans were arrested for offences including being drunk and disorderly, pitch encroachment and one assault on a police officer.

An investigation into the alleged racist remarks is ongoing working alongside Morecambe FC.

Inspector James Martin, of Morecambe Police, said: “Some of the behaviour at this afternoon’s match was utterly disgraceful and completely unacceptable.

“We will be working closely with Morecambe FC to identify those responsible so that we can take the appropriate action.”  

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 470 of today (February 5th)

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