Northern Ireland

Clashes at Belfast amateur football final investigated

Seaview

Police are investigating clashes that followed an amateur football final in north Belfast on Wednesday night.

A fight broke out after the County Antrim Junior Shield final between Belfast teams Suffolk FC and Woodvale FC.

It happened as Suffolk celebrated their 3-1 victory at Seaview. Some players from both teams became involved in the fight.

A number of spectators also appear to have come onto the pitch.

Three people suffered minor injuries, police said.

"Police in north Belfast have received a report of an altercation after an amateur football match ended at grounds on the Shore Road on the evening of Wednesday 26 April," a PSNI spokesperson said.

"Anyone who attended the match and witnessed the incident is asked to contact police at Tennent Street."

The County Antrim and District Football Association said it had "launched an investigation into the incidents that occurred after the Toals Junior Shield Final between Suffolk FC and Woodvale FC at Seaview Stadium last night.

"The association will also be assisting the PSNI with their enquires and investigations."

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