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Ten men charged after disorder at Lincoln football match

A group of 10 people have now been charged after disorder at Lincoln City’s home game against Doncaster on July 12.

The incidents all happened before, during of after the friendly match.

Lincolnshire Police officers, including the Dog Section and British Transport Police, were on patrol around the city centre and football ground as the unrest unfolded.

As previously reported, Lincolnshire Police made eight arrests, with two being charged.

Since, eight more people have been charged with various disorder offences, and officers are keen to speak to the two men pictured in relation to events on July 12.

Do you know these two men?
Do you know these two men?

Six people were charged with offences under Section 4 of the Public Order Act, using threatening/abusive/insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence.

They are:

  • Patrick Cassidy, 29, of Ripon Street, Lincoln
  • Aaron Bee, 22, of Lamb Gardens, Lincoln
  • Lewis Gooding, 22, of Scorer Street, Lincoln
  • Ashley Kettleborough, 23, of Roman Wharf, Lincoln
  • Edward Wilson, 18, of Roman Pavement, Lincoln
  • Simon Purdy, 35, of Princess Square, Billinghay

Four people were charged with offences under Section 4A of the Public Order Act, using threatening/insulting/abusive words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm, or distress.

They are:

  • Samuel Sellers, 21, of Lichfield Road, Bracebridge Heath, who also was previously charged with breaking a banning order.
  • Jordan Munks, 20, of Princess Square, Billinghay
  • Calum Nesbitt, 22, of Quorn Drive, Lincoln
  • A 16-year-old boy from Woodhall Spa.

All defendants are on bail to appear before Lincoln Magistrates Court on September 23.

D/Sgt Andrew Kirk, of Lincoln CID, said: “We hope the fact that we have charged a number of individuals in relation to the disruption sends a very strong and clear message that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.

“In this new football season we want everyone to be able to attend and enjoy football matches without fear of violence or abuse.

“We will seek banning orders and bail conditions on match days that will restrict those found to be responsible for any disruption, meaning they may not be able to enter pubs or go to certain areas that they had in the past.

“If you behave in a way that prevents and disrupts the enjoyment and lifestyle of others then we will do the same to you and demonstrate that this kind of behaviour is not acceptable and will not be allowed to be repeated.

“We are also appealing to the public to help us identify the two men pictured who we are keen to trace in connection with the enquiry. If anyone thinks they know who they are please contact us as soon as possible on the non-emergency number 101.”