Football hooligans jailed after violence in Lincoln

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Football hooligans who were part of a violent clash before a Lincoln City home game have been sentenced at Lincoln Magistrates Court.

The 11 men were sentenced on December 13 for violent disorder charges at The Ritz Wetherspoons on High Street before a Lincoln v Luton football match in October 2012.

The violence escalated and spilled out onto High Street and Firth Road. Furniture and glasses were thrown around.

In the clash, two women were injured and treated in hospital for minor injuries.

In total, 12 pleaded guilty to violent disorder offences at earlier hearings. All 12 were given 10-year football banning orders.

The 12 men all charged with violence disorder before a football match last October. Photos: Lincolnshire Police

The 12 men all charged with violence disorder before a football match last October. Photos: Lincolnshire Police

The men charged are:

  • Nathan Luke Ashmore (33), of St Catherine’s Grove, Lincoln — three years prison
  • Tomas Samways (20), of Jenson Road, Bracebridge Heath — two years four months young offenders institute
  • Lee Anthony Oliver Swain (26), of Walnut Place, Lincoln — three years prison
  • Daniel Oliver White (20), of St Johns Road, Bracebridge Heath — two years four months young offenders institute
  • Marcus Johnathan Greatorex (22), of Geneva Avenue, Lincoln — two years eight months prison
  • Phillip Neil Adams (36), of Prior Street, Lincoln — three years prison
  • Callum Busby (19), of De Wint Avenue, Lincoln — two years eight months prison
  • Ashley Evans (22), of Picton Street, Lincoln — three years prison
  • Andrew John Deans (27), Clipstone Village, Mansfield — three years prison
  • Jake Sinclair (26), of Vernon Street, Lincoln — two years eight months prison
  • Liam Wiggins (18), of Chester Road, Birkenhead — two years one month young offenders institute
  • Josh Atter (18), of Matlock Drive, North Hykeham 18 month detention and training order

DI Suzanne Davies said: “This was a protracted police investigation that went to great lengths to track down every single offender involved in the violence on that day. Its success was largely down to the tenacity and professionalism of PC Andy Pearson.

“All of these offenders are thugs who masquerade as football fans. They give decent, law abiding home and visiting fans a bad name and they have rightfully been brought to justice.

“We hope our investigation and the subsequent convictions and sentences send out a very clear message to offenders in Lincoln and those visiting to cause trouble. We will arrest you and put you before the courts.”