Two arrested and man tasered: Violence erupts after postponed Lincoln match

Two people were arrested and one man was tasered when football-related violence erupted in Lincoln city centre this weekend.

Emergency calls were made to the force after the postponement of Lincoln City’s match against Bolton Wanderers, with many people reporting threatening behaviour and violence.

Police were called to three pubs in the city, in response to concerns for football-related disorder.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We were called just after 1pm on Saturday to reports of disorder involving several people at the Blue Anchor pub in Lincoln.

“One man was tasered during the incident and a youth, who was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and criminal damage, has since been released under investigation.

“One man, 32, was also arrested on suspicion of assault in The Strait and Narrow and has been released under investigation. The victim sustained an ankle injury.

“The final report was from The Still who had concerns about football fans at the premises. Police attended and found no offences.”

Despite accusations circulating on social media, police would not confirm to reporters which team the individuals involved supported.

The Anchor Sports Bar, which is based on Lincoln High Street, posted on its Facebook page on Saturday evening: “Due to what’s happened and is still happening, for the safety of our staff and customers we will not be opening tonight.”

A staff member from the nearby Flames of Lincoln posted in the Facebook group ‘Lincoln City Banter’ saying the majority of a gang grouped up in their car park and tried to “attack The Anchor”.

Screenshot from the ‘Lincoln City Banter’ Facebook group.

Lincoln City and Bolton Wanderers were both unable to comment on the matter.