Former Ballymena United player is accused of assaulting referee at a football match

A REFEREE was allegedly assaulted at a football match by a former Ballymena United player.

Robert Ritchie (51), of Inchkeith Road, Ballymena, is accused of assaulting two people on October 5 last year.

The case was mentioned at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday.

A defence solicitor said he wished to see a referee’s report and CCTV, adding: “It is an alleged assault at a football match, allegedly a referee is assaulted”.

it is understood the charges follow incidents on the day of a match involving Harryville Homers at Wakehurst in Ballymena.

The case was adjourned to October.

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