Spireites fan arrested as Bury keeper punched

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Chesterfield tonight confirmed a supporter was arrested following an alleged assault on Bury goalkeeper Cameron Belford during this afternoon’s League Two encounter at the b2net Stadium.

Belford was punched after one of the home side’s goals in a game Bury went on to win 3-2 and clinch promotion to npower League One, preventing the Spireites clinching the League Two title.

The keeper has made an official complaint and Inspector Russell Dakin said: “It would appear a fan has encroached on the pitch and assaulted the goalkeeper.

“One person has been arrested and we will be scanning the CCTV system and liaising with the club and members of the media and collating as much evidence as possible.”

Chesterfield stadium manager Colin Nellist added: “The very minimum that will happen to this person is they will get a ban from the club and whatever happens thereafter will depend on the courts.

“But as soon as we ascertain the identity of this person he will be banned from the club until further notice because we take this very seriously indeed.”