Football match abandoned after spectators turned up in balaclavas and carrying weapons

An amateur football match had to be abandoned after spectators turned up with weapons following a row on the sidelines.

Monday, 17th October 2016, 2:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 5:57 pm
Cleveland Police were called to the incident.

Police received reports that there were children present and people took refuge in the changing rooms when things turned ugly at a cup game between Thornaby Village from Teesside and Wrekenton Blue Star from Tyneside on Sunday afternoon.

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Cleveland Police said no-one was arrested and there were no injuries.

According to reports, a local man had left the park in Thornaby following a row involving spectators and returned with several others, all wearing balaclavas and carrying weapons.

The game was abandoned at half-time and police have appealed for information.