POLICE have closed an investigation launched after a Raiders player is alleged to have headbutted another player in a bar after a football match.

We reported how Worcester Raiders launched an internal investigation after the incident involving opposing players following the Hellenic League Premier game with Pershore Town at Sixways. The match happened on October 4.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "Following an initial investigation into this incident, following direction from the victim, the investigation will now be closed."

Multiple witnesses alleged that Raiders' Isaac Cooper, who was sent-off late in the game that ended 3-3, head-butted Pershore's Alfie Bloomer in the bar area after the match.

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Bloomer received treatment at the scene before being taken to hospital for further scans.

Pershore also confirmed a complaint would be made to the FA, whilst Raiders released the following statement on their website. 

"We are aware of an incident that occurred between one of our players and an opposition player," it read.

"The club takes this matter extremely seriously and will be conducting a thorough internal investigation to assess the circumstances surrounding the event.

"Until the investigation is complete, the club will not be making any further comments on the matter. We ask for respect and understanding from the media and the public as we take the necessary steps to address this situation internally.

"We are committed to upholding the values and ethics that define our club and will take appropriate action based on the findings of the investigation."