Sheffield United fan eliminated from enquiries over '˜flash bang' device at Blackburn Rovers game

A Sheffield United fan wanted for questioning by the police after a flash bang device was used at an away game has been eliminated from their enquiries.

Monday, 24th December 2018, 1:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 4:08 pm
Ewood Park, Blackburn (photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire).

Following a CCTV appeal circulated earlier this month in relation to an incident  at the Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United FC match in October, officers have now identified a man.

However, he has now been eliminated from enquiries and the investigation is ongoing and police in Lancashire continue to appeal for information about the incident.

On Wednesday, October 3 at around 7.45pm, the two teams met at Ewood Park, Blackburn, to play in an EFL Championship fixture.

A short time after kick off, it is reported that a flash bang was set off in the ground, where SUFC fans were sitting. Officers believe that the item was thrown into the crowd by a fan.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lancashire Police directly by emailing PC160 Moore, the Blackburn Rovers Dedicated Football Officer, on, or PC545 Fish on

You can also call 101 and ask for Lancashire Constabulary.