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Friday, 19 September 2014

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Police question man after assault on football referee in Carlisle

No criminal charges will be brought against a player who assaulted a referee after a match in Carlisle.

Related: Referee assaulted after football match in Carlisle

A 34-year-old man from the city was interviewed by police after violence flared at the end of a Carlisle City Sunday League match.

Referee Mike Styth, 49, suffered minor facial injuries after being assaulted after the Parkland v Gleneden Museum game at Gillford Park. He did not require medical treatment.

A police spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that a 34-year-old man from Carlisle has been voluntarily interviewed regarding the assault in Gillford Park on May 18.

“The investigation is now complete and all parties have been dealt with accordingly.

“No arrests were made.”

The Cumberland FA is investigating.


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