Four jailed for violence during street brawl in Rotherham town centre

Four jailed for violence during street brawl in Rotherham town centre

By David Parker | 21/08/2020

Four jailed for violence during street brawl in Rotherham town centre
Clockwise, from top left: Brady Stoner, Sam Anscombe, Joshua Simpson, Corey Andrews


FOUR men have been jailed for their involvement in a street brawl in Rotherham town centre.

Corey Andrews, Sam Anscombe, Joshua Simpson and Brady Stoner were locked up for a combined total of six years and nine months at Sheffield Crown Court today (Friday).

All four men were charged with affray following a clash between two groups of Rotherham United fans on Saturday, March 9 last year on Bridgegate in Rotherham town centre.

Father-of-one and Millers fan Danny Dix (38) was assaulted by others during the brawl and died in hospital a week later.

Three men have already been jailed for manslaughter in connection with his death.

Stoner kicked Mr Dix's friend, Tyrone Wilkinson, and Andrews threw punches at him, prosecutor Mr Peter Moulson told the court.

Anscombe and Simpson also threw punches at members of the group who were with Mr Dix.

The fight happened at about 4.45pm after members of both groups had attended Rotherham United's fixture against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

Andrews (26), of Tickhill Road, Maltby, and Anscombe (29), of Walseby Lane, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, were both jailed for 18 months.

Simpson (25), of Everson Close, Maltby, was jailed for 15 months.

All three had previously pleaded guilty to a single count of affray.

Stoner (24), of Nelson Road, Maltby, was jailed for two-and-a-half years.

He was sentenced to 18 months for the affray, which he admitted at a previous hearing, and a further 12 months for an unrelated offence of possession with intent to supply cannabis.

Liam Green (23) of Rotherham Road, Maltby; Brock Playforth (25) of Ambleside Walk, North Anston, and Kyle Beech (27), of Lansbury Avenue, Maltby, were jailed for the manslaughter of Mr Dix at a previous hearing.


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