Police investigating alleged assault at Solihull Moors home match | Solihull Moors

West Midlands and Essex police forces are investigating an alleged assault by a steward at Solihull Moors’ match at home against Southend on Saturday. Video footage, which has been shared widely on social media, appears to show an incident of a supporter being restrained by stewards and security personnel.

Police have confirmed they are carrying out enquiries and reviewing footage. “A supporter from the away end encroached on to the pitch towards the end of the game and pushed a home player,” a spokesperson for West Midlands police said.

“A 20-year-old man was initially detained on suspicion of assault and going on to the playing area. He’s since been released and will be interviewed at a later date.

“We’ve also received a second allegation of assault against a steward and enquiries around this are also being undertaken. Specialist officers from both West Midlands police and Essex police are leading the investigation.”

Southend have confirmed their designated football officer informed the club of the incident concerning a member of the Solihull safety team. “We are waiting the outcome of the investigation being conducted by West Midlands police,” a Southend spokesperson said.

Southend picked up their first point of the National League season as Chris Wreh scored midway through the second half to cancel out Andrew Dallas’s early strike.

Solihull Moors have been contacted for comment.

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