Wednesday, 18th December 2013


Were you at the Tamworth FC v Bristol City football match at the Lamb ground in Tamworth on Sunday (8 December)?

If you were and you witnessed smoke grenades being set off during the match we want to hear from you.

The match kicked off at 2pm and was attended by over 2,800 fans including over 750 Bristol City supporters.

The vast majority of fans were well behaved but the event was marred when two red smoke grenades were let off in the away terraces.

A 23-year-old female steward suffered smoke inhalation and respiratory problems. She was taken to Good hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield for treatment and was discharged later the same evening.

An investigation into the incident is underway and as part of their inquiries officers will be reviewing CCTV from the club and working with colleagues from Avon and Somerset Police to identify the suspects.

Gary Lote, Football Liaison Officer for Staffordshire Police, said: “We are determined to identify the offenders of this incident which resulted in a young female steward requiring hospital treatment.

“I would urge anyone with any information to contact me or Crimestoppers.

“This kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable and dangerous. It could have had serious consequences for innocent members of the public including families with young children.”

If you have any information please contact Mr Lote at Staffordshire Police on 01785 238259 or you can ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.