The police investigating Joey Barton & # 39; tunnel attack & # 39; Arrests the man on suspicion of racially serious abuse

Police interrogate Joey Barton & # 39; tunnel attack & # 39; on Barnsley & # 39; s German manager arrest man on suspicion of racially aggravated attack

  • Joey Barton, 36, was accused of beating Barnsley's German manager
  • Alleged incident happened in the tunnel after the end of the match on Saturday
  • Moments later the police were seen that prevented Barton from leaving Barnsley
  • South Yorkshire police confirmed that a man was arrested and in custody

The police investigating an alleged attack involving Joey Barton and another football manager have arrested a man on suspicion of racially serious abuse.

Fleetwood Town boss Barton, 36, was charged with beating Barnsley & # 39; s German manager Daniel Stendel in the players tunnel after Saturday's game.

Moments later, the police were seen that prevented Barton from leaving Barnsley & # 39; s ground after the League One game, which the South Yorkshire club had won 4-2.

In a statement today, South Yorkshire Police confirmed that a man had been arrested for the investigation and is currently in police custody.

Joey Barton was investigated by the police after allegedly attacking his Barnsley counterpart

Joey Barton was investigated by the police after allegedly attacking his Barnsley counterpart

Police prevented Barton from leaving Oakwell after the game, who was caught in front of the camera

Police prevented Barton from leaving Oakwell after the game, who was caught in front of the camera

Police prevented Barton from leaving Oakwell after the game, who was caught in front of the camera

A police spokesperson added: & # 39; Officers who investigated an incident at Barnsley Football Club on Saturday have arrested a man on suspicion of racially aggravated public order violations and racially aggravated assault.

& # 39; The man was present at a police station and was arrested today, Wednesday, April 17. He remains in police custody for interrogation.

& # 39; We would ask members of the media and the public to refrain from speculation regarding this incident, as this could harm the investigation.

& # 39; Questions about the incident are ongoing. & # 39;

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