VIDEO: Man arrested for attack on referee

A man has been arrested folllowing an alleged attack on a referee in last night's Scarborough Saturday League Trophy final.

Thursday, 30th March 2017, 2:36 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:28 pm
The referee receives treatment on the pitch

The match between Goalsports and Eastway Sports at Pickering Town's Mill Lane Ground was abandoned with eight minutes remaining with Goalsports leading 2-1.

A man ran on the pitch and barged into the referee, who needed to be stretchered off and was put into a waiting ambulance.

Goalsports were awarded the trophy with Eastway having been reduced to eight-men during the match.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "We were called at about 9pm on Wednesday 29 March to a report that a man in his 60s had been assaulted during a football match in Pickering.

"Officers attended the scene, and at 11.50pm the same day, a 23-year-old man was arrested at a property in Eastfield on suspicion of wounding with intent. He remains in custody at this time.

"The victim required hospital treatment for a shoulder injury."

The referee receives treatment on the pitch
The referee receives treatment on the pitch