No charges over tunnel incident at clash between Poppies and Diamonds

Police were already on site at Latimer Park during Kettering Town's NFA Hillier Senior Cup semi-final with AFC Rushden & Diamonds before an alleged incident took place at half-time. Picture by Peter Short
Police were already on site at Latimer Park during Kettering Town's NFA Hillier Senior Cup semi-final with AFC Rushden & Diamonds before an alleged incident took place at half-time. Picture by Peter Short

No criminal charges will be brought after an incident in the tunnel during last season’s clash between Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Police were already on site on February 6 at Latimer Park when, with Diamonds leading 2-1, both teams made their way into the changing room at half-time.

The start of the second half of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup semi-final was delayed after an incident between “two non-playing club representatives”.

Police launched an investigation and passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service to decide whether any charges would be brought.

Today (Thursday) a police spokesman confirmed proceedings had been discontinued.

The spokesman added that the incident was now with the FA.

Kettering went on to win the game 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after the teams had finished locked at 3-3 after 90 minutes.