Police probe into pitch invasion in Sheffield

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A police probe is under way into a pitch invasion at Sheffield United’s game against Nottingham Forest last weekend.

Hundreds of Blades ran onto the pitch after the final whistle to celebrate their team’s 3-1 win in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Pockets of fans had invaded the pitch earlier after each United goal.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “We have launched a post match investigation into those involved in the pitch encroachment and a number of incidents outside of the ground.”