Match abandoned after ref hurt

Hartlepool Sunday League referee Ronnie Chambers
Hartlepool Sunday League referee Ronnie Chambers

A SUNDAY league football match had to be abandoned after the referee was injured in an on-pitch incident.

Match official Ronnie Chambers suffered a facial injury during the game at Grayfields in Hartlepool between Welfare Athletic and DPM Carpets.

Mr Chambers, from Blackhall, was left with a bloody nose but was not seriously hurt.

The Hartlepool Sunday Morning Football League Division One game was called off following the incident yesterday at 10.46am.

A 25-year-old Hartlepool man was arrested and has been charged with common assault.

He is due to appear at Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court next month.