Police decide not to charge Wasps players

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The Durham Wasps players, Ross Lambert and Jonathan Weaver, will not be charged with any offence by Northumbria Police.

The pair were arrested on 9 March after police came on to the ice at Sunderland's Crowtree Leisure Centre when the play-off match against Humberside Hawks developed into a mass brawl. The game was abandoned after just 58 seconds when trouble flared after Bruce Bell, of the Hawks, received facial and spinal injuries during an incident in the pre-match warm-up.

Four other Humberside players were also arrested on the night but were released without charge.