A FIGHT between rival football fans on a train in Barnsley left a man needing stitches. 

Police are appealing for witnesses after the fight broke out between Barnsley and Scunthorpe fans last Friday (25 March).  

The train was travelling between Barnsley and Wombwell at around 5.30pm. 

A 42-year-old man from Barnsley has been arrested and bailed until 22 April in relation to the incident. 

Investigating officer DC Ian Grice 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.”

Anyone with further information should call on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference number 260/3.