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Names of 17 Chesterfield FC supporters fined and banned from games.

A judge has warned that courts will not tolerate football hooliganism after 17 Chesterfield FC supporters have been fined and banned from games.

The 17 offenders are listed below:

Luke Jones, 23, of Lucas Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour likely to cause alarm on Sheffield Road after he had been gesticulating at police and refused to disperse. He apologised for his behaviour. Jones was ordered to pay £415.

Luke Martin, 22, of Stephenson House, Tapton Lock Hill, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of using threatening behaviour likely to cause alarm inside and outside the ground. He was seen gesturing to and confronting Mansfield supporters while refusing to disperse. He said the behaviour was out of character. Martin was ordered to pay £715.

Simon Yates, 24, of Devonshire Avenue East, Hasland, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour likely to cause alarm in the stadium’s car park. The court heard how he was seen gesturing to opposition fans. He expressed remorse. Yates was ordered to pay £305.

Nathan Whitehead, 23, of Green Farm Close, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of causing alarm after gesturing to Mansfield fans in the ground and attempting to confront opposition fans outside the ground. Steve Brint, mitigating, said Mansfield supporters had also been shouting towards Chesterfield FC fans. Whitehead was ordered to pay £405 and given a five year football banning order due to two previous bans.

Andrew Sigona, 26, of Ridgeway Avenue, Bolsover, pleaded guilty to two counts of causing harassment, alarm or distress after gesturing and confronting Mansfield supporters. Mr Brint, mitigating, said Sigona believed it was banter. Sigona was ordered to pay £673.

James Bray, 18, of Underhill Road, Barlborough, pleaded guilty to causing alarm, harassment or distress after being seen at the front of a crowd outside while being forced back by police. Mr Brint, mitigating, said Bray has no previous convictions. Bray was ordered to pay £285.

Paul Taylor, 52, of Station Road, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to causing harassment, alarm or distress after shouting and gesturing and attempting to confront Mansfield supporters while refusing to disperse. Taylor was ordered to pay £215. Jon Barber, mitigating, said Taylor had not been to the match but had been insulted by Mansfield fans and he also has mental health problems.

Andrew Topham, 20, of Windsor Walk, Hasland, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to causing alarm or distress after becoming involved in the fracas outside the ground. He stated his behaviour had not been acceptable. Topham was ordered to pay £270.

Adam Darnell, 26, of Stuart Close, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to causing harassment or distress after he was part of a group pushing forwards outside and is seen striking out at one of the police cameramen while he refused to disperse. Mr Brint, mitigating, said Darnell has no previous convictions. Darnell was ordered to pay £360.

Daniel McDonald, 26, of Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of using threatening behaviour likely to cause alarm inside and outside the ground after shouting at Mansfield fans, jostling with police and attempting to confront Mansfield supporters. Emma Wyborn, mitigating said McDonald felt deeply ashamed. McDonald was ordered to pay £673.

Adam Wallhead, 22, of Anderson Close, New Whittington, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour likely to cause alarm after he was shouting and had to be pushed back by police. Ms Wyborn, mitigating, said Wallhead could not believe he behaved the way he did. He was ordered to pay £382.

Shaun Whyman, 34, of Morven Street, Creswell, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour likely to cause alarm after gesturing at Mansfield fans. Rebecca Meadows, mitigating, said there had been chanting from both sides and Whyman had got caught up in it. Whyman was ordered to pay £591.

Grant Nightingale, 27, of Stand Road, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of using threatening behaviour likely to cause alarm inside and outside the stadium. Ms Meadows, mitigating, said Nightingale was caught up in a surge and he feels he has let his family down. He was ordered to pay £610.

Gareth Colbert, 22, of Elmton Close, Creswell, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour likely to cause alarm after gesturing to police and Mansfield fans. Miss Meadows, mitigating, said Colbert is ashamed. Colbert was ordered to pay £360.

Jack Talbert, 21, of Tansley Road, North Wingfield, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of using threatening behaviour likely to cause alarm inside and outside the ground after gesturing to Mansfield supporters and goading them and he had to be pushed back by police. John Wilford, mitigating, said Talbert has no previous convictions. Talbert was ordered to pay £505.

Ashley Hendley, 24, of Walton Drive, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of using threatening behaviour likely to cause harassment or alarm inside and outside the ground after gesturing and shouting at Mansfield fans and for pushing and jostling with police. Mr Wilford, mitigating, said Hendley handed himself in after seeing himself in the Derbyshire Times. Hendley was ordered to pay £325.

Scott Dudley, 24, of Highfield Avenue, Newbold, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour likely to cause alarm after chanting and refusing to disperse. John Wilford, mitigating, said Dudley was not at the game and was on the way to the pub when he conceded he got involved in chanting. Dudley was ordered to pay £285.

Shaun Robinson, 35, of Peveril Road, Bolsover, pleaded not guilty to using threatening behaviour during disorder at the Chesterfield FC match. His case was adjourned for a trial to be held on February 7 at Chesterfield magistrates’ court. He was released on bail on the condition he does not attend Chesterfield FC games.

Police also revealed that another man involved in the disturbance has already received a police caution.

 

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