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A man has been jailed and a number of people received suspended sentences following violence prior to a football match

Posted on 20th August 2018

A number of people have been sentenced at court following an investigation into disorder that took place in Lincoln on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

The investigation was led by Derbyshire Constabulary football unit who worked with Lincolnshire police.

Seven men, all from the Chesterfield area appeared at Derby Crown Court on Thursday, August 9 and all pleaded guilty to charges of affray. It was deemed that the offences were not football related and no banning orders were obtained.

PC Roger Brown from the Derbyshire Constabulary football unit said:

“The investigation and successful convictions highlight the fact that police forces work together to bring offenders to justice.

This violent behaviour took place in a busy city centre and was witnessed by many members of the public.

Derbyshire Constabulary football unit is committed to maintaining and enhancing the match day experience for all the football clubs in Derbyshire. We routinely work with our colleagues nationally to investigate offences whether they are football related or not.“

The sentences were as follows:

Matthew Kirk 29 years : 12 months imprisonment.

Jamie Simpson 28 years: 12 months suspended 2 years.

Sam Whitehead 26 years : 12 months suspended 2 years

Callum Eyre 25 years: 12 months suspended 2 years

Oliver Bates 22 years: 12 months suspended 2 years

Daniel Taylor-Beard 23 years: 12 months suspended 2 years

Alex Marriott 24 years: 12 months suspended 2 years.


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