January 11, 2019 2.55 pm This story is over 57 months old

Police probe after Imps’ fan hit in eye by object

Rival supporters threw coins and bottles at each other

A Lincoln City fan was hit in the eye by an object as trouble flared in the Imps’ match against Mansfield at Sincil Bank.

The scores ended 1-1 in the match which took place on November 24 2018, but there was controversy off the field as rival supporters threw coins and bottles at each other inside the stadium.

The Imps’ fan, a 51-year-old season ticket holder, is due to undergo further scans this month after the object thrown hit him in the eye. The long-term prognosis for his vision is still to be determined.

Nottinghamshire Police has released CCTV images of a man the force wants to speak to in connection with the public order incident, which happened at the end of the match.

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said: “If you recognise this man and have not yet contacted the police then please call us as a matter of urgency as you may have information which is vital to the investigation.

“If you recognise him or have any information that could help please call us on 101, quoting occurrence number 18000569163, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”