Man charged with assault after running onto Elland Road pitch during Leeds v Newcastle match

The man allegedly ran onto the pitch and assaulted someone. Credit: PA

A man has been charged with assault after he ran onto the pitch during Leeds' Premier League game against Newcastle.

A spectator was reported to have got into the managerial technical area from the home end during the second half of the match.

He is thought to have approached Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe before being removed by security staff.

West Yorkshire Police said that the man has been charged with assault and entering the field of play at Elland Road on Saturday, 13 May.

He has been bailed to appear before magistrates on 21 July.

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