Three Lincoln men charged with football disorder

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Three Lincoln men have been arrested and charged in relation to football disorder incidents in the city on October 6.

The disorder took place both in the city centre and inside Sincil Bank, before the match against Luton.

Between 20 and 25 thugs clashed inside The Ritz pub in High Street on October 6. Furniture and glasses were thrown during the violent disorder and a number of people were physically assaulted.

Two women were treated at hospital for minor injuries caused by flying glass. The disturbance also spilled out into High Street and Firth Road.

The three Lincoln men arrested are Simon Chanter (28), of Geneva Avenue, Shane Paul Overton (40), of Greetwell Road and Scott Philip Everington (21), of Binbrook Close.

Chanter has been charged with a public order offence and unlawfully going onto a football pitch.

Overton has been charged with breaching a football banning order, and Everington has been charged with breaching a football banning order.

All three men have been bailed to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court at the end of November.

Lincolnshire Police are still investigating the incident. DI Suzanne Davies said: “I have a team of investigators working on this case and further arrests of both Lincoln and Luton suspects will follow.

“I would like to appeal to any witnesses in the City Centre that day to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 127 of October 6.”

Source: Lincolnshire Police | Photo: Kathleen Anne Drury

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