POLICE have charged a man arrested in connection with an alleged assault on a referee that took place during an amateur football game.
Staffordshire Police confirmed to the Mail that they had formally charged Scott Quig, of Harehedge Lane, Burton, following investigations into an incident that took place on Saturday, January 18.
The 33-year-old has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm without intent and is set to appear at Burton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, April 3, for the first time to enter a plea.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police told the Mail: “We can confirm that Scott Quig, of Harehedge Lane, has been charged with wound/inflict grievous bodily harm without intent following an incident on January 18.
“He has now been released on bail and will appear at Burton Magistrates’ Court on April 3.”
The incident is alleged to have taken placed during a Pedigree/Tag league game that took place between Eton Athletic and Real Medina FC at Eton Park Recreation Ground in Shakespeare Road, Burton.
Referee Dave Clarke was left with a depressed cheekbone fracture following the incident.
The 63-year-old’s injuries were treated at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital before being transferred to the Royal Derby Hospital for specialist treatment
The match had to be abandoned and the matter was then reported to the police by the official, who has been refereeing matches in Burton for 37 years
The Birmingham County Football Association, who oversee the league in Burton, are still investigating the incident but cannot take any action until the outcome of court proceedings are completed.