Police investigate flares, pyrotechnics, assault and exposure at football game


Officers want to hear from witnesses or people with video following the Banbury United game

An investigation has begun into the use of flares and pyrotechnics, an assault and exposure in the build up to, and during Banbury United’s game against Nuneaton last Saturday (November 18).  

Thames Valley Police is looking into a number of incidents which occurred between 2pm and 5pm.

A group walking through Banbury town centre on their way to Station Approach set off a pyrotechnic at around 2.30pm.

In the ground flares and pyrotechnics were set off and officers have received reports of an assault and an exposure incident.

PC Alex Locke, dedicated football officer, said: “We are working with Banbury United to investigate these incidents and identify those involved. Our work will continue with Banbury United and the local neighbourhood policing team to ensure Banbury and its football club is a safe and enjoyable place for supporters to come and watch football.

“I am appealing to anyone with information about these offences to contact us by calling 101 or making a report on our website, quoting reference number 43230519566.

“I am also appealing to anyone with video footage of any of the incidents to get in touch with us.

“Alternatively, you can report information to us anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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