Appeal over post-match brawls

POLICE are still appealing for rugby fans who can help them find the yobs involved in brawls after a Fax game to get in touch.

Officers say inquiries are ongoing into the fights which broke out after the Halifax side’s clash against Featherstone Rovers at Post Office Road in Featherstone on Thursday, June 16.

As reported in the Courier, Halifax RL chairman Michael Steele has urged fans of both clubs not to shield those involved, and Featherstone Rovers have also asked their fans to share any information they have with the police.

Trouble broke out after the game and spilled on to the ground’s car park and on to Station Lane where two groups confronted each other on opposite sides of the road. Police split the two groups up and put the Halifax supporters on their coaches.

The violence happened eight months after Fax fan David Singer was hospitalised after the same two sides met in the Grand Final.

One 21-year-old fan was arrested after the June game and remains on bail pending further inquiries. Anyone who can help police call 0845 6060606.