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Police seek footballer over alleged knife threat

Sawbridgeworth's Crofters End ground Image copyright Google
Image caption The match at Sawbridgeworth Town's Crofters End ground was abandoned after 95 minutes

A non-league footballer who allegedly brandished a knife at an opposition fan is being sought by police.

Hertfordshire Police said it was looking for Aidan Chaves in connection with "an incident of affray" in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.

The game between Sawbridgeworth Town and Clapton FC on 25 March was abandoned.

It followed reports a player appeared to get a knife out after being spat at by a Clapton fan.

Mr Chaves is believed to be in Hertfordshire.

Police said the 26-year-old also had connections to London.

Contract terminated

The Essex Senior League match, taking place at Sawbridgeworth's Crofters End ground, was abandoned after 95 minutes.

Following the match Sawbridgeworth Town said a player's registration had been terminated.

A spokesman for the club said the player in question would "never represent" them again and had been given a life ban from the ground.

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