January 28, 2020 10.01 am This story is over

CCTV appeal over Lincoln pub football brawl

Arrests were previously made

Update: Police have since identified three of the men, who they said will be spoken with in due course. They would still like to speak with the two remaining men.


Lincolnshire Police have released photos of five football supporters, believed to be Bolton fans, as they continue to investigate the violence that erupted after the postponement of Lincoln City’s match against the Trotters last year.

A group of men were reported to be fighting in the Anchor pub on the High Street in Lincoln just after 1pm on October 26, following the cancellation of the match due to be played on that day.

Police released images on January 27, 2020 of five men they believe to be Bolton Wanderers supporters, who the force would like to speak to in connection with an incident of public disorder.

The Anchor posted at the time that it was unable to open in the evening for the safety of its staff and customers.

Two people were previously arrested and one man was tasered when football-related violence took place in Lincoln city centre at The Anchor and The Strait and Narrow. Police also attended The Still pub, but found no offences.

At the time police said: “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.”

Anyone who recognises the pictured men should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting reference 190 of October 26, 2019.

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