Scunthorpe and Barnsley fans clash on train


A police investigation is underway into a brawl between rival football fans on a train in Barnsley.

The fight broke out on a train travelling between Barnsley and Wombwell at 5.30pm on Good Friday following the Iron’s 0-0 draw at Oakwell.

DC Ian Grice, of British Transport Police, said: “A group of Scunthorpe United supporters travelling to Sheffield from Barnsley ended up fighting with rival Barnsley supporters on the same train.

“As a result one Scunthorpe supporter sustained a cut to the head and needed stitches.

“This was a nasty fight that broke out in the middle of a busy train at peak time and something many commuters will have witnessed. We urge them to get in touch to help us with our enquiries.”

A 42-year-old Barnsley man has been arrested and bailed until April 22.

Anyone with information should call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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