Man arrested after player assaulted

Ian Evatt
Ian Evatt
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Police investigating an alleged assault on Chesterfield defender Ian Evatt after Sunday’s play-off semi-final at Deepdale have arrested a man.

The 20-year-old from Preston was arrested on Monday morning on suspicion of assault and is in custody.

Police say they are continuing to investigate the alleged assault on Evatt which followed an otherwise largely peaceful incursion onto the pitch at the end of the game. The player was not seriously hurt.

Officers are continuing to try and identify anyone involved in the assault. They have thanked those who have provided information so far and appealled for anyone with information or who witnessed the incident to contact police on 101 quoting log number 0835 of May 10th.