Police to speak to Joey Barton about alleged incident at Barnsley
Last Updated: 17/04/19 9:33pm
Officers from South Yorkshire Police are expected to speak with Joey Barton on Wednesday following an alleged incident at Barnsley on Saturday.
Barnsley confirmed they have lodged a formal complaint to the EFL and the FA following the alleged incident between Joey Barton and Daniel Stendel at the conclusion of the match at Oakwell which the home side won 4-2.
Police have released a statement appealing for witnesses to the alleged incident to come forward: "Police investigating reports of an assault at Barnsley Football Club on Saturday 13 April are appealing for witnesses as enquiries continue.
"The incident is believed to have taken place in the tunnel around 5pm, following the conclusion of Barnsley's match against Fleetwood Town, and left one man with facial injuries.
"At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident."
"Officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have caught the incident on camera or who may have any mobile phone footage immediately before or after the incident occurred."
Police spoke with Fleetwood Town about the allegations on Tuesday and it is understood Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel met with police on Monday.
Barnsley play Shrewsbury at the weekend and assistant manager Dale Tongue took the club's weekly news conference on Wednesday, which is usual practice, but he refused to be drawn on the incident, citing the ongoing police investigation.
Fleetwood have a home game against Peterborough on Friday and Barton is expected to be in the dug out.