Club vows to ban man who was cautioned after violence broke out following football match

ProEdge Westwood Road - the home of St Ives Town FC.

ProEdge Westwood Road - the home of St Ives Town FC. - Credit: Archant

A man was arrested and later cautioned by police after reports of violence following a football match in St Ives on Saturday.

Police were called to Westwood Road, the home of St Ives Town Football Club, at about 4.50pm, following a match between Cambridge City and AFC Rushden and Diamonds.

Cambridge City are currently ground-sharing with St Ives Town while work on their new home is completed.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “Officers attended the scene and a man in his 20s from Rushden was arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm.

“He was later released with a caution. The conditions of which were a £100 fine, to attend an alcohol awareness course and to write a letter of apology.”

The match ended 1-0 to the visitors.

A spokesman for AFC Rushden and Diamonds said: “The board, together with Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire police, have acted swiftly to identify the individual involved and, as a result, a supporter has today been banned from attending all matches at Hayden Road for an indefinite period of time.

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“The board has also received several complaints about inappropriate language used by a small section of our supporters during the game on Saturday, and would like to take this opportunity to remind all supporters that ours is a community football club and such language will not be tolerated.

“Supporters who are concerned by anything they see or hear during matches should speak to the nearest steward who will take any necessary action.”