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Man Taken To Hospital After Crowd Trouble At Boxing Show

Monday September 23 2013


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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.

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Reply Posted by jojo on Monday September 23 2013 at 18:37
what so after all that damage only 1 person been arrested

Reply Posted by LOL at LOL on Monday September 23 2013 at 19:45
i'd like to see you in the middle of it troll, much safer hiding behind your keyboard muppet

Reply Posted by jojo on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 12:58
it that hinted at me

Reply Posted by max on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 11:41
absolutely disgraceful behaviour if you ask me! What kinda hooligan would start a fight? All involved should be prosecuted and banned from the metrodome, what ever the event! Speedy recovery to any innocent injured ppl.

Reply Posted by jojo on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 12:35
with looks of things leeds started it but i dont get y they are not locked up

Reply Posted by hiby on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 12:34
i dont understand this so out of all that what happened 1 person got locked up does any1 no if they from barnsley or leeds, people are saying no leeds lads got locked up. if they started it they should get done as well its stupid leeds get away with it after they started it all

Reply Posted by tokazchewtoy on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 12:35
My fella and son was there apparently it was just a handful of idiots from leeds.

Reply Posted by hiby on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 12:59
wheres the lad from thats been arrested he will be from barnsley no doubt and leeds who are scum and started it with what people are saying will get away with it

Reply Posted by Johnboy on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 20:34
It was one stupid pissed up barnsley bloke who provoked the leeds fans by standing in front of them and flagging them off not once but twice...wish people would get there facts right

Reply Posted by sonny on Sunday September 29 2013 at 20:09
I agree johnboy

Reply Posted by hiby on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 20:41
how do you no who it was a you a leeds lad stickeing up for them scum bags and with what all news in barnsley are saying leeds started it by throwing things and barnsley acted on them been targeted get your facts right

Reply Posted by dino on Friday September 27 2013 at 08:08
I. Speak on behalf of all that know Daz,would like to wish him a speedy recovery from wat was a frightful night,

Reply Posted by sonny on Friday September 27 2013 at 08:22
watch the video ! u see who is the instigaters are