Police investigating alleged assault on linesman at Derrytresk-Pomeroy game

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An alleged assault on a linesman at a football match in Derrytresk is being investigated by police.

Police have made an appeal for witnesses to the incident, which took place on Sunday 24 July, to come forward.

In a statement, a PSNI spokesperson said: “Shortly before 5:00pm a linesman at the match was assaulted by a spectator whilst the match was in progress.

“It was reported that the suspect, described as being aged in his 20’s, jumped a fence to attack the linesman.

“He was further described as being around 5’8” tall, of stocky build, with short dark spiky hair and was wearing a bright yellow/green coloured Pomeroy top. The linesman was taken to hospital following the assault and treated for a serious eye injury.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact police at Dungannon station on 101 quoting reference number 1251 of 24/07/2016. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”