Police probe after Lincoln City pitch invasion

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Lincolnshire Police are analysing images and CCTV footage from an aggressive pitch invasion at the Lincoln City vs Barnet match on Saturday, April 26.

Watch the footage above of the pitch invasion, curtesy of The News Hound Ltd agency.

With only a few minutes to go before the final whistle, a group of around 100 Lincoln City supporters stormed onto the pitch to contest a disallowed goal.

It is an offence to enter the field of play and police are working to identify the culprits.

The club said in a statement on its website: “Lincoln City Football Club, in the strongest possible terms, condemns the pitch incursions from some of the so called home fans during the climax to last Saturday’s fixture against Barnet.

“Apart from potentially costing the club two points in the game we are now facing a large fine for not only the pitch transgressions, but also for previous incidents involving flares thrown by our supporters on to pitches at away grounds.

“In future anyone involved in those or similar incidents will be banned from our stadium for a lengthy period of time.

“The behaviour at the Barnet fixture was absolutely inexcusable, and with a number of seats also being damaged in the Co-op Stand, the Club will be working with the authorities to take the strongest possible action against those involved.”

The Football Association are also investigating the incident.