Blackpool FC fan named and charged after Bloomfield Road incident

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Blackpool FC faced Barnsley on Saturday but the fixture had a sour taste with away coach buses target by ‘missile throwers’

 

The home of Blackpool FC, Bloomfield Road
The home of Blackpool FC, Bloomfield Road (Image: Getty Images)

A Blackpool FC season ticket holder has been charged with carrying a weapon in a public place following the club’s match with Barnsley this weekend.

On Saturday (September 25) The Seasiders faced off against Barnsley at Bloomfield Road, winning the match 1-0 thanks to a Shayne Lavery goal.

But the fixture was marred outside of the stadium with objects alleged to have been thrown at coaches meant for Barnsley supporters visiting for the fixture.

Following this, one season ticket holder – Callum Ross, 29, of Ash Street – has been arrested and charged.

He faces a charge of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

Ross has been bailed until October 26 when he is due at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

A brief statement to LancsLive from the force said: “Callum Ross, 29, of Ash Street, Blackpool, was charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

“He has been bailed to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on October 26.”

Taking to social media, the official Seasiders Police account appealed for further information on ‘missile throwers’ following ‘disorder at the away coaches this weekend’.

It also said the club had been contacted in regards to Ross being charged and his status as a season ticket holder.