The girl who
found herself at the centre of the Preston North End shirt
row claims she has reported the abuse she has obtained on
social media by soccer followers to the police.
Vickie Timbrell, 31 refused to debate the incident this
morning with the Manchester Evening
News however warned that she has “reported the entire thing to
She was captured by cameras making off with playoff hero
Jermaine Beckford’s shirt after he threw it right into a crowd of
younger followers throughout Preston’s Four-Zero win over Swindon on Sunday at
The footage of her wrestling it from the arms of
eight-year-old Ted Dockray has since gone viral.
1000’s have blasted Mrs Timbrell for showing to grab the
shirt from the football-mad teen.
Regardless of her claims of reporting the abuse to the authorities,
London’s Metropolitan Police couldn’t verify whether or not she had
been in contact with its officers.
Higher Manchester Police are trying into whether or not or not a
criticism has but been lodged.
declined to answer questions from the Mirror last night,
however insisted: “My facet of the story will quickly come out.”
Star striker Jermaine Beckford even weighed in yesterday,
telling the Mirror: “It was meant as a goodwill gesture.
“I assumed it might go to house from somebody who was in a position
to benefit from the recreation as we speak.
“Hopefully, it should discover its method again to the child who caught
However Mrs Timbrell, who
has deleted her Facebook account following a torrent of social
media abuse, informed the Manchester Night Information: “I’m going
to depart it now. I’ve reported it to the police – the entire
Ted’s aunt Claire has
urged fans to leave Mrs Timbrell alone, insisting the
household harbours no ill-feeling in the direction of her.
She informed a Preston North Finish fan web page: “We don’t really feel any unhealthy
feeling in the direction of the lady and hope it calms down.
“[Ted] was a bit upset however he’s effective.
“My household would by no means need any hassle for the lady over a
“I’m positive it is going to be a cheerful ending for everybody concerned.”
Lancashire Police’s Soccer Intelligence Unit are inspecting