Police probe Molineux violence

Police have launched an investigation into the violent scenes that followed Wolves' 2-1 defeat to Burnley in Saturday's Championship game at Molineux.

Last Updated: 28/04/13 at 14:44 Post Comment

Police line the pitch after Wolves lose to Burnley at Molineux

Police line the pitch after Wolves lose to Burnley at Molineux

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

A number of Wolves supporters stormed the pitch following the final whistle and went on the rampage.

Some Wolves players, including striker Kevin Doyle, were verbally abused by fans, while advertising hoardings were ripped up, the dug-outs were damaged and at least one steward was assaulted.

Although no arrests were made during the pitch invasion, police are set to review CCTV footage to identify those responsible for serious offences.

Inspector Richard Cox of West Midlands Police said: "The encroachment of the pitch by approximately 300 Wolves supporters was a disappointing end to an otherwise exciting and trouble-free game.

"In the coming days officers will be working with club officials to explore how people were able to evade security and get on to the pitch."

In a statement, Wolves, who are three points adrift of safety with only one match remaining and facing successive relegations, said: "The club will work with West Midlands Police to review all the footage relating to the post-match events."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

I

love you Degsy, more worringly so does my wife.

hurler
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

H

ere's hoping Brendan's final pay cheque remains 'outstanding'.

RogerRedHat
Rodgers Must Now Plead For Mercy

Footer 365

UEFA chief Michel Platini says it would be good for football if Sepp Blatter loses FIFA election

Michel Platini is backing Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in Friday’s FIFA presidential election.

Radamel Falcao to leave Manchester United after loan ends

Manchester United have confirmed Radamel Falcao will return to AS Monaco following his season-long loan with the club.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he'll leave if told by club owners

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he knows the pressure is on him and will resign if asked to by the club's owners.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company