Group of football supporters due in court over disorder at Chesterfield match

Posted on 2nd December 2014

Seven men are due to appear at court in connection with clashes between rival fans at a football match in Chesterfield.

The men have been charged with public order offences after disorder at the match between Chesterfield FC and Sheffield United, which took place on October 4.

Police carried out surveillance during the match and later arrested a group of men on suspicion of committing public order offences.

Seven of the men have now been charged.

They are Jack Cowen, 21, of Harwood Drive, Sheffield; Jonathon Bowling, 23, of Bowman Drive, Norton, Sheffield; Jordan Hadwin, 20, of Park Road, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham; Reece Marr, 19, of Tennyson Avenue, Chesterfield; Dean Mellor, 41, of The Fairways, Danesmoor, Chesterfield; Paul Riley, 51, of Grangewood Road, Chesterfield; and Craig Mellor, 41, of Linden Avenue, Clay Cross.

They are due to appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on January 23, 2015.

A 16-year-old boy was also arrested in connection with the incident and has received a police caution.

Chief Inspector Brian McKeown, who was the police commander at the fixture, said: “Football-related disorder of any kind will not be tolerated and we work closely with clubs and other police forces to identify anyone involved and bring them to justice.”

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