Shocking footage of 'linesman assault' at Anglesey football match sparks police probe

Police were called after a linesman was allegedly assaulted at a football match on Anglesey. Football officials say they are "aware" of the incident at the game on Saturday afternoon.

The alleged assault is believed to have taken place at the Amlwch Town FC versus Penrhyndeudraeth FC fixture. North Wales 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.

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A police spokesman said: "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 X

A spokesman for North Wales Coast Football Association told North Wales Live: "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, 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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