Bolton Launch Investigation on Alleged Steward Assault

  • January 22, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton Wanderers are to launch an investigation after a female steward was allegedly assaulted during Monday's defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

Supporters gathered outside the University of Bolton Stadium prior to the match, where roughly 2,000 people embarked upon a march in protest against club owner and chairman Ken Anderson.

A minority of fans then took their displeasure to another level once inside the stadium, with tennis balls delaying kick-off momentarily, before stewards and police had to intervene after one individual took it upon themselves to balance on the balcony of a hospitality suite in an attempt to throw a banner into the upper tier of the Nat Lofthouse east stand.

In the immediate aftermath, a number of fans became involved in unsavoury scenes, leading to a member of stewarding staff being treated for a head injury and the club have confirmed they will be treating the incident seriously.

A club statement, posted by, read: "The club would like to make it clear that at no time was there any attempt to seize the banner involved.

"The stewards were acting purely to a safety concern for the spectators in the upper tier.

"However, as the matter is being investigated by Greater Manchester Police it would be inappropriate for us to make any further comments at this time."

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