Altercation After Football Match In Somerset

December 15, 2019 | 10 Comments

“Several altercations” took place at the Somerset Cricket Club grounds following a football match between Somerset and Boulevard, the police have confirmed, while the club said they plan to investigate and “take appropriate measures which includes the banning of those responsible for this unsavory incident.”

A police spokesperson said, “Around 5pm Saturday, December 14th police received reports of a disturbance at the Somerset Cricket Club grounds.

“Police officers were already at the location monitoring the Premier Division football match between Somerset Cricket Club and Boulevard Community Club when the incident occurred.

“Details remain limited at this time. However, early information suggests that at the end of the fixture, an unknown male spectator threw a helmet at another spectator, with several altercations then taking place within the crowd.

“Additional police units were called to assist in calming the situation, as security personnel and some members of the public joined efforts by police officers already at Somerset Cricket Club grounds to defuse tensions.

“Police personnel later accompanied a minibus transporting Boulevard team members out of the area.

“At this time, it is unclear if any members of the community present during the incident were hurt – but apparently none of the responding police officers were injured.

“So far no arrests have been made in connection with this matter.

“However, inquiries continue and witnesses or any individuals with relevant information are encouraged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011 or the independent and anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 as soon as possible.”

In an update posted via social media, the club said they regret “there was an unfortunate incident following the game between SCC and Boulevard.”

“There are no tensions between between players or officials of either club. Also, no SCC players were involved.

“Police presence was requested for the conclusion of the game to ensure safe departure of the visiting team in addition to us having hired security.

“SCC seeks to investigate this incident as a matter of urgency and take appropriate measures which includes the banning of those responsible for this unsavory incident.”

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  1. Wahoo says:

    Time the clubs repay the taxpayers for the police time wasted at these events. You cannot argue with this, the clubs get too much already and the taxpayers do not even feel comfortable going to games.

  2. bdaisajoke says:

    smh

  3. Punks says:

    All Community clubs should be shutdown as they are breeding grounds for violence!

  4. Bob says:

    While unsavory and concerning it is unfortunately common in grounds around the UK / Europe and many sports on the US.

    In short, we have our issues but shut down football at your peril.

  5. Oh, I see now says:

    Adult black males “holding what down for whom”, $hit is an embarrassment.Our kids learn by what they see not what we say most of the time maybe you can start by pulling your damned pants up.Aim for being a parent to your kids instead of an aceboy to your crew.If you could step outside yourself and take a good look you honestly will be sick with disgust.

  6. MM says:

    Sports are a healthy outlet, its a shame that a few cannot contain themselves. No club can afford 20 police officers and 20 security officers. We shall see if this club suffers the same penalty as Rangers.

  7. Jevon Ray says:

    So the minuscule percentage of idiot’s that cause this should out weigh those that come support their team?

  8. Kim Smith says:

    How about banning alcohol at these sporting events so that the real supporters of the games aren’t penalised? I am almost certain that alcohol is what sparks off these ridiculous spats!

  9. Dread says:

    Haven’t been too a football game in Bermuda in 10 years, and won’t be going anytime soon!!!

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