Joey Barton: South Yorkshire Police appeal for witnesses to come forward following assault allegations on Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel
Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward following an alleged incident involving Fleetwood boss Joey Barton and Barnsley counterpart Daniel Stendel.
A South Yorkshire Police statement said: “Police investigating reports of an assault at Barnsley Football Club on Saturday 13 April are appealing for witnesses as enquiries continue.
“The incident is believed to have taken place in the tunnel around 5pm, following the conclusion of Barnsley’s match against Fleetwood Town, and left one man with facial injuries.
“At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.”
Officers are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have captured a confrontation between the men following the Yorkshire club’s 4-2 League One win on camera.
The statement continued: “Were you at the game on Saturday with a view, or in the area, of the tunnel? Did you see what happened?
“Officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have caught the incident on camera or who may have any mobile phone footage immediately before or after the incident occurred.
“If you think you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 326 of 13 April 2019.”
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Barnsley announced on Tuesday that they had lodged formal complaints with both the English Football League and the Football Association over the alleged incident.
Stendel was not present at the club’s pre-match press conference on Wednesday morning, but assistant Dale Tonge insisted he was in good spirits.
Tonge, who began by reading a prepared statement in which he said he could not comment on the allegations currently under investigation, said of Stendel: “He’s in great spirits. We had a great win at the weekend.”
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