Twelve in court over Wellgate trouble

By Michael Upton | 29/12/2015 0 comments

Twelve in court over Wellgate trouble

TWELVE men charged over a confrontation following two town centre demonstrations appeared at the Crown Court today.

The defendants - 11 adult men and a youth - were charged with violent offences following the incident outside the William Fry pub in Wellgate.

Trouble broke out on September 5 following a British First-led demonstration and a counter-rally led by United Against Fascism.

One of the men - Mahroof Sultan (36), of Grosvenor Road, Eastwood, admitted violent disorder at the hearing, while 11 others did not indicate a plea to the same charge.

They are: Mohammed Saleem (43) of Mount Street, Haseeb Alam (18) of Selwyn Street, Arshad Khan (44) of Wellgate Mount, Abrar Javid (37) of St Johns Road, Sadaqat Ali (39) of Milton Road, Shaban Ditta (31) of Cambridge Crescent, Akaash Nazir (21) of Cow Rakes Lane, Imran Iqbal (29) of Clough Road and Nasrum Rashid (21) of Fraser Road.

Asif Zaman (47) of Wellgate Mount has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon, while a 17-year-old  who cannot be named is also accused of violent disorder.

The case was adjourned until March 22, when all 12 are due to appear before the same court.

Seven other men, including three from Rotherham, are due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court tomorrow over the fracas.

Daniel Lee Luty (19) of Redshank Road, Henry Mark Fisher (20) of Rockingham Road, and John James Sheridan (25) of Henley Way, were all accused of violent disorder over the incident when trouble broke out following a British First-led demonstration and a counter-rally led by United Against Fascism.

Four men from West Yorkshire   David Ashley Woodward (47) of Sowerby Bridge, Andrew Thomas Gary Fox (47) of Halifax, Dennis Farrell (30) of Halifax and Reece McLaren (20) of Golcar  are also charged with violent disorder.

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