CHESTERFIELD: Eighteen men to appear in court over football disorder at a Chesterfield FC match

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Police have charged 18 men following their alleged involvement disorder at a football match in Chesterfield.

The incidents took place during and after the game between Chesterfield FC and Mansfield Town on Saturday, September 28 at the Proact Stadium.

Police launched an operation into the disorder, which included a specialist team of football intelligence officers, and released a number of CCTV images as part of the inquiry.

A total of 19 men were arrested for public order offences and 18 have been charged. One man received a police caution.

Inspector Glyn Jones, who led the investigation, said: “This has been a complex and thorough investigation. I hope this sends a message to people intent on causing disorder that we will identify and deal with them as robustly as possible. We take a zero tolerance approach to all disorder whether football related or not.

“We have worked hard to maintain and enhance the match day experience at Chesterfield and we thank the public and Chesterfield Football Club for their assistance in this enquiry.”

Colin Nellist, Stadium Manager and Safety Officer at Chesterfield Football Club said: “Chesterfield Football Club is committed to working with the police to ensure those who cause disorder will be removed from the stadium and are not welcome.

“In addition to any orders imposed by the court, we will consider taking our own action by issuing bans against people found to be causing trouble. We will continue to work alongside the police to ensure that matches stay safe for all our supporters.”

The men are due to appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court in Chesterfield on Monday, December 16.

The names of those charged and appearing in court are as follows:

Luke Jones, 23, of Lucas Road, Newbold (1x public order offence)

Paul Taylor, 52, of Station Road, Whittington Moor (1x public order offence)

Luke Martin, 22, of Highfield Lane, Newbold (2x public order offences)

Daniel Macdonald, 26, of Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield (2x public order offences)

Ashley Hendley, 24, of Walton Drive, Boythorpe (2x public order offences)

Simon Yates, 24, of Devonshire Avenue East, Hasland (1x public order offence)

Shaun Robinson, 25, of Peveril Road, Bolsover (1x public order offence)

Andrew Sigona, 25, of Ridgeway Avenue, Bolsover (2x public order offences)

Adam Wallhead, 22, of Anderson Close, New Whittington (1x public order offence)

Andrew Topham, 20, of Windsor Walk, Hasland (1x public order offence)

Scott Dudley, 24, of Highfield Lane, Newbold (1x public order offence)

Nathan Whitehead, 23, of Green Farm Close, Loundsley Green (2x public order offences)

Grant Nightingale, 27, of Stand Road, Newbold (2x public order offences)

Gareth Colbert, 22, of Elmton Close, Creswell (1x public order offence)

Shaun Whyman, 34, of Morven Street, Creswell (1x public order offence)

Adam Darnell, 27, of Stuart Close, Tapton (1x public order offence)

Jack Talbert, 21, of Tansley Road, North Wingfield (2x public order offences)

James Bray, 18, of Underhill Road, Barlborough (1x public order offence)




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