Football linesman 'assault' caught on camera as police called to match

Cops raced to an amateur football match after reports of a linesman being allegedly assaulted at a match on April 27.

Football officials at the clubs involved have clarified they are "aware" of the incident at the game on Saturday afternoon while shocking footage of the alleged clash is circulating on social media.

The alleged assault is believed to have taken place at the Amlwch Town FC versus Penrhyndeudraeth FC fixture in Wales while local police are investigating and have appealed for information.

North Wales Coast Football Association (NWCFA) confirmed that it knows about the claim but could not comment further at the moment reports North Wales Live.

A police spokesman told the publication: "We were called shortly after 4pm on Saturday, April 27th to report an assault during a football match in Amlwch. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing. Get the best island stories from our Anglesey newsletter - sent every Friday

"We would ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist us to contact us via our website or by calling 101 and quoting reference 24000385680."

Footage of the alleged assault has been shared widely on Twitter formerly known as X while cops continue to investigate the incident.

A spokesperson for North Wales Coast Football Association said: "We are aware of an alleged incident. But currently, the matter is being investigated and we cannot say anything more at this stage."

After the match at Amlwch Town, in which Penrhyndeudraeth FC won 0-8, a statement was posted on the Penrhyndeudraeth FC Facebook page.

It read: "A fantastic result and performance from the lads today. Unfortunately, the game was marred by an incident which occurred approximately 15 minutes into the game when a Penrhyn player, acting as a voluntary linesman, was assaulted.

"The club will not be making any further comments but will support the player as the matter has been reported to the police." Amlwch Town FC was approached for comment

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