FOUR Dearne Valley men have been charged in connection with disorder at a football match.
The men are part of a group of six charged with public order offences in connection with criminal activity at the Barnsley v Leeds United match at Oakwell Stadium on Saturday, January 21.
Yesterday, at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court, John Hall (49), of Kingsway, Wombwell, admitted a Section 4 public order offence and was handed a football banning order preventing him from attending any regulated football match.
It also prevents him being within one mile of any town centre or football stadium where Barnsley play, home and away, for four hours before a kick-off and six hours after the match has finished.
Five other men have been charged with Section 4 public order offences. They are Andrew Glentworth (50), of Lundhill Road, Wombwell; Chris Green (43), of High Street, Thurnscoe; Tommy Lee Blessed (20), of Gaitskell Close, Goldthorpe; Scot Wogan (30), of Raven Royd, Athersley North; and Brett Wogan (25), of Lang Avenue, Lundwood.
Two other men have been arrested on suspicion of affray. They are on police bail pending further enquiries.
The investigation into the disorder continues and officers are keen to hear from witnesses.
Anyone with information should call 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting incident number 336 of January 21.