A MAN was left with head injuries when crowd trouble forced a boxing match to be abandoned at the Metrodome.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police confirmed an investigation was under way and one man, 46, was taken to Barnsley Hospital with suspected head injuries. A 27-year-old man was arrested and bailed.

Fighting in the crowd broke out half way through Damon Jones's fight with Simeon Lucas.

Trouble began when visiting supporters from Leeds, who were seated in a stand, began launching missiles at a smaller group seated lower down.

The group identified themselves by singing songs associated with Leeds United Football Club and were there to support Jones.

Police have confiscated footage of the fight from Hatton Boxing TV.

The main event, featuring hometown fighter Matthew Mallin and Denaby’s Adam Jones, was not allowed to go ahead due to safety fears.

Anyone who witnessed the disturbance is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police by calling 101, quoting incident number 1,265 of September 21.