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Appeal following Fleetwood v Blackpool match

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

We are aware of talk online about a couple of incidents which occurred last night following the Fleetwood v Blackpool match, so we wanted to let you know what we’re doing about them.

The first incident occurred when a tram was damaged close to Wingrove Road and Radcliffe Road, Fleetwood, at around 10pm. During the incident a man suffered a minor head injury as a result of thrown object.

During an unrelated incident near to the Fleetwood FC ground a firework was let off, which unfortunately spooked a police horse and caused it to bolt. The rider suffered a sprained ankle and his welfare is being addressed. Fortunately the horse was not injured.

Enquiries are ongoing and CCTV from both areas is being examined, and we are now asking for information about either of the incidents.

PC Stacy Hardy, Dedicated Football Officer for Blackpool FC and Fleetwood Town, said: “These incidents marred what should have been a good-natured, family-friendly fixture and we are taking them seriously.

“We are investigating and are determined to find out who was involved. If you have any information or mobile phone footage or images showing those involved we would urge you to get in touch.”

Anybody with information should contact PC Hardy on email at [email protected], quoting log number 1129 of November 1st.