17 men charged with football disorder offences in Lincoln

Lincolnshire Police have charged 17 men with football-related disorder offences in Lincoln.

All the men relate to a disorder incident on October 6, 2012 at The Ritz pub on the High Street, before the Lincoln v Luton game, when a large group clashed.

Furniture and glasses were thrown in the fray, and a number of people were physically assaulted. Two women were treated at hospital for minor injuries.

This led to the launch of Operation Hartford, to locate and arrest the offenders involved in the incident.

DI Suzanne Davies said: “We hope this operation demonstrates our determination to tackle football related disorder.”

All 17 of the offenders will appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court on March 1.

The following suspects have now been charged in relation to the alleged offences:

  • Shane Overton (40), of Parker Avenue, Lincoln, charged with a breach of a football banning order.
  • Phillip Adams (35), of Prior Street, Lincoln, charged with violent disorder.
  • Andrew Deans (26), of Laughton Way North, Lincoln, charged with violent disorder and breach of a football banning order.
  • Ashley Evans (21), of Melville Street, Lincoln, charged with violent disorder.
  • Marcus Greatorex (22), of Geneva Avenue, Lincoln, charged with violent disorder.
  • A 17-year-old youth from the Birkenhead area, charged with violent disorder.
  • Daniel White (19), of St John’s Road, Bracebridge Heath, charged with violent disorder.
  • Callum Busby (19), of De Wint Avenue, Lincoln, charged with violent disorder.
  • Lee Swain (26), of Walnut Place, Lincoln, charged with violent disorder.
  • Tom Samways (19), of Jensen Road, Bracebridge Heath, charged with violent disorder.
  • A 17-year-old youth from the North Hykeham area, charged with violent disorder.
  • Nathan Ashmore (32), of St Catherine’s Grove, Lincoln, charged with violent disorder.
  • Dennis Edwards (52), of Allenby Avenue, Dunstable, charged with a Section 4 public order offence.
  • Michael Dolan (50), of Marsh Lane, Luton, charged with a Section 4 public order offence.
  • Martin Roe (44), of Marquis Close, Harpenden, charged with violent disorder.
  • Andrew Leach (49), of Cutler’s Green, Luton, charged with violent disorder.
  • Gary Crocker (53), of Lalleford Road, Luton, charged with violent disorder.