Police reveal 'no arrests made' over horror flare injury at Sheffield Arena as probe continues

Detectives are speaking to witnesses as they continue their hunt for the culprits behind a horror flare injury at Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 3:06 pm
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 3:57 pm

Stacey Andrew was hit by the missile during Liam Gallagher’s gig on November 19 and was burned so severely that loved ones feared the 27-year-old, from Boston in Lincolnshire, would be scarred for life.

Police this week said there had been no arrests so far but enquiries remain ongoing and detectives are speaking to witnesses.

Ms Andrew spoke at the time of the harrowing moment the flare hit her head and fell down her top, describing how she didn’t realise what was happening at first until people started patting her, shouting ‘she’s on fire’, and a man ripped off her shirt which was in flames.

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Stacey Andrew shows the bandaging required after she was injured by a flare at Sheffield's FlyDSA Arena (pic: SWNS/Stacey Andrew)

“It looks like someone let a firework off on my chest,” she added.

Liam Gallagher reached out to Stacey, who was at the gig with her partner Callum Mutton, after hearing what had happened.

He called on her family to get in touch and urged people to ‘chill the f**k out with the flares’.

SIV, which manages the arena, issued a statement after the incident slamming the ‘irresponsible behaviour’ of the concertgoer who threw the flare.

The organisation described the use of smoke bombs and flares as a ‘new but increasing challenge’ facing arenas.

It claimed security at the arena was in line with national guidelines but said its procedures would be reviewed.

The Star has attempted to contact SIV to ask what action if any has been taken but has yet to receive a response.