Southport have launched an investigation into an incident that occurred in the weekend’s win over Stockport County.

The National League North club posted this on their website:

In the second half of today’s game against Stockport County, a spectator encroached onto the field of play and attacked a Southport player who was warming-up on the touchline at the time of the incident.

Following the game, several club representatives spoke to the police and an investigation into the incident is now ongoing. Club officials have reviewed available CCTV and match footage, and multiple clear images of the incident are available to the police.

The club takes the safety of our staff, our players, our volunteers and our supporters seriously. The club believes this was an isolated incident, however in light of today’s events, a full review of safety procedures will be conducted.

The club hopes that this unsavoury incident does not take the gloss away from an excellent victory over Stockport County. The board would like to commend Kevin Davies and the team for their composure during the match.

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