Posted: Mon 9th Oct 2023

Thirteen men to appear in court in relation to football disorder

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Oct 9th, 2023

Thirteen men are set to appear in court over the next four weeks in relation to disorder at a football match in Chester.
The men have all been charged with a variety of offences in relation to the disorder that occurred at the end of the Chester FC versus Brackley Town match on Sunday 7 May.

The 13 defendants, who are all set to appear at Chester Magistrates’ Court, are –

Tuesday 10 October

  • Elliot Smith, 26, of Cairns Cresent, Chester, charged with throwing a missile and pitch invasion.

Friday 20 October

  • Stephen Tilston, 38, of Oak Drive, Penyffordd, charged with two counts of assault and pitch invasion.

Tuesday 24 October

  • Timothy Mills, 39, of Penmon Close, Chester, charged with pitch invasion and affray.
  • Mark Perrin, 34, of Auckland Road, Chester, charged with pitch invasion and affray.
  • Joseph Gillam, 24, of High Street, Saltney, charged with pitch invasion and affray.
  • Daniel Radford, 22, of Sumner Road, Chester, charged with pitch invasion and affray.

 Friday 27 October

  • Shayne Wharton, 54, of Egerton Street, New Brighton, charged with pitch invasion and affray.
  • Joe Henry, 33, of Blacon Point Road, Chester, charged with pitch invasion and affray.
  • John O’Hanlon, 36, of Saturn Drive, Chester, charged with pitch invasion and affray.
  • Sean Mooney, 28, of Kensington Green, Chester, charged with pitch invasion and S.4a public order.

Friday 3 November

  • Niall Monahan, 30, of Saddlery Way, Chester, charged with pitch invasion and Section 4 Public Order.
  • Joeseph McCormack, 28, of Gloucester Street, charged with pitch invasion and assault of an emergency services worker.
  • Daniel Jones, 33, of Durham Road, Chester, charged with throwing a missile at spectators, entering the playing area at a football match, and breaching a football banning order.

As well the 13 men set to appear in court, two men have already been sentenced for the roles they played in the disorder.

Chase Astill appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on Wednesday 5 October where he admitted throwing a missile and pitch invasion.

The 25-year-old of Sumner Road, Chester, was handed a three-year football banning order, an £80 fine, £120 costs and £32 victim’s surcharge.

Meanwhile, Thomas Graham appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on Tuesday 5 September where he was also handed a three-year football banning order, fined £1,518.84 and ordered to complete 50 hours unpaid work.

The 18-year-old of Wharton Court, Chester, had previously pleaded guilty to entering the playing area at a football match and criminal damage under £5,000.

In addition, to all of the convictions and ongoing cases, three men have been issued with conditional cautions and four youths have been referred to the Youth Offending Team.

The investigation into the disorder remains ongoing and further charges are expected in the coming weeks.

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