Three quizzed over alleged assault of Ipswich football referee

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Police have quizzed three men following allegations that a referee was kicked, spat at and jostled during a stormy Ipswich Sunday morning football league match.

Officers are continuing to investigate accusations made by the official following a game between Queens and Legion Warriors which had to be abandoned.

The match took place at Bucklesham playing field on May 15.

Queens were leading 3-2 when the game was called off.

At the time the referee, who is described as ‘experienced’, had given out three yellow cards and two red cards during the match.

Afterwards Suffolk Football Association said it was aware of the allegations and would carry out its own inquiry.

Karen Willie, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said no charges had been brought as a result of a report of assault but three people had been questioned over the allegations.

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She added the inquiry had still to be completed, although to date no one had been arrested.