Police to step up investigation into Joey Barton followed alleged assault on Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel
- Police will step up their investigation into Fleetwood manager Joey Barton
- Barton is alleged to have assaulted Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel in April
- Fleetwood manager Barton however ’emphatically’ denied the accusations
- It is understood Fleetwood players will be interviewed by South Yorkshire Police
Police will step up their investigation into Fleetwood manager Joey Barton’s alleged assault on Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel this week.
Sportsmail understands Fleetwood players will be interviewed by South Yorkshire Police officers, who are investigating the alleged incident that is said to have erupted following Barnsley’s win in April, in the coming days.
Barton was arrested in connection with a racially aggravated assault following an incident that saw German coach Stendel require emergency dental treatment after the row outside the changing rooms.
Police will step up their investigation into Joey Barton’s alleged assault on Daniel Stendel
Barton, 36, had been accused of punching Barnsley’s German manager Daniel Stendel (pictured during the game) in the players’ tunnel following the match in April
The Fleetwood manager, however, ’emphatically’ denied the accusations in the aftermath of the alleged incident.
The outcome of interviews with Barton’s players should provide police with vital information regarding the incident as they continue their investigation.