Fifteen men caught by police for disorder at football matches
Date: 31/01/2013. Story submitted by: Lucy Ashton
Submitted by: Lucy Ashton
Police have taken action against 15 people following two football disorder incidents in Sheffield last year.
Six men have appeared in court following incidents on the Supertram before the Sheffield Wednesday v Millwall game on Saturday, August 25.
All six pleaded guilty to criminal damage and public order offences when they appeared at Sheffield Magistrates Court. Five men received banning orders and fines:
Dane Hills, 20, of Woodlands Road, Bexley Heath - three-year football banning order, £250 fine, £156.70 compensation
James McCarthy, 24, of Budleigh Crescent, Welling - three-year football banning order, £250 fine, £358.04 compensation
Daniel Hughes, 52, of Castlewood Drive, Eltham, London - three-year football banning order, £250 fine, £37 compensation
Ben Hughes, 17, of Castlewood Drive, Eltham, London - three-year football banning order, £250 fine, £37 compensation
Charlie Wells, 19, of Harders Road, Peckham, London - three-year football banning order, £250 fine, £128 compensation
The sixth man, Stephen Porter, 34, of Old Road, Lewisham, London, will be sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on February 12.
Nine men have now also been identified and dealt with as part of the investigation into the football disorder at Hillsborough on Friday, October 19 during the Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United match.
Five men have been reported on summons to court, three received conditional cautions of a ban from all Leeds United fixtures from January 26 to February 24, and a 21-year-old man received a 16-week custodial sentence and six-year banning order in October 2012.
Superintendent Shaun Morley said: “Football supporters and members of the wider public should feel safe on match days, whether that be on public transport, at the ground or going about their daily business.
"The range of actions taken, notably the lengthy banning orders, shows that together with our partners in the criminal justice system, mindless football disorder is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated.”
Officers still want to speak to a further ten people to assist with the investigation into the Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United game.
Officers would also like to hear from anyone with information about how a sign fell from the Upper West Stand causing injury to Leeds United fans below.
Click on the web link attached to see the photos. Anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 279 of 19.11.12 and quote the corresponding number on the image.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, and you could receive a cash reward of up to £1000 if your information leads to an arrest and charge.
Address: Proctor Place, Hillsborough Sheffield S6 4HF
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