Three Havering West Ham fans among 34 charged with football-related violent disorder in Sunderland
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Three Havering West Ham fans are among ten charged by police following an investigation into football-related disorder before a Premier League match in Sunderland.
Ryan Evans, 18, of Cumberland Close, Hornchurch; Matthew Dobberson, 18, Padnall Court, Romford; and Jack Donovan, 18, Mashiters Walk, Romford, will appear at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on May 30.
A mass brawl erupted between rival football fans at around 2.15pm on Saturday, January 12, in the city centre before the Sunderland v West Ham match.
Appearing alongside the three are Christopher Draddy, 24, of Cheriton Close, St Albans, Herts; Jamie Hume, 28, Clayburn Road, Hampton Centre, Peterborough; Harry Saunders, 19, of Martindale Avenue, Basildon, Essex; Danny Brooker, 23, of Priory Avenue, Harefield, Middlesex; Craig Defew, 21, of Layhill Close, Bury-St-Edmunds; Andrew Siedlaczek, 23, Fortinbras, Chelmsford, Essex; and Charlie Adolf, 21, of Gibbons Close in St Albans, Herts.
The are all assocatied with the east London club.
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Officers have already charged 24 people associated with Sunderland AFC as part of the investigation and they are due to appear at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on May 20.
All of those charged have strict bail conditions restricting their attendance at football matches.
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Chief Super Kay Blyth, Sunderland Area Commander, said: “This has been an extensive investigation and we received an excellent response from the public when CCTV images of the incident were released.
“There are 24 Sunderland and 10 West Ham supporters charged with offences, bringing the total number of people charged in connection with the incident to 34. They are all going through the court process and currently have stringent bail conditions.
“As we’ve said previously the vast majority of football supporters just want to enjoy the match. However, when any kind of violence takes place we will do everything possible to make sure those suspected of being involved are traced and the appropriate action is taken.”