Police probe gun claim at non-league match

Last Updated: 13/10/19 9:33pm

Surrey FA have concluded their investigation into the match in Battersea, without charges
Surrey FA have concluded their investigation into the match in Battersea, without charges

Police are investigating an alleged incident in which a man at a non-league football match in Battersea claimed to be carrying a gun.

The incident is said to have occurred during a reserve-team game between Battersea Ironsides and Merrow late last month.

The match is understood to have been abandoned after the Merrow players felt it was unsafe to continue.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were contacted on Sunday, 29 September regarding an incident on Burntwood Lane, SW19 at approximately 16:15hrs the previous day.

“It was alleged that a man confronted the victim and his friends during a football match claiming to be in possession of a firearm.

“There have been no arrests.”

In a document seen by Sky Sports News, the Surrey FA have concluded their investigation without charges, but stressed they would re-open the case if the police find evidence of players being threatened with a weapon.

According to the document, a spectator went on the pitch before being ushered off by the referee and the Battersea Ironsides manager. The referee did not see any weapon.

Source : Sky Sports