Police locate man wanted after referee punched during football game

The number of assaults peaked at 462 the year before – having almost doubled from 275 in 2014/15

A man was wanted after an attack in Colchester (file photo) - Credit: Archant

Police have located a man they wanted to speak to in connection with an assault during a football game in Colchester.

The incident happened during a match being played on pitches at Colchester Institute in Sheepen Road on November 18 last year.

During the match, a player from a team named ‘Netsix and Chill’ was temporarily sent off by the referee after committing a foul.

The man then returned to the field before assaulting and threatening the referee.

Essex Police released an image of a man officers wanted to speak to, but he has now been found.

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