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Pitch Invaders From Knutsford And Alderley Edge

Police pleased with low arrest figures following derby game

Published on December 10th 2012.


Pitch Invaders From Knutsford And Alderley Edge

IT clearly looked worse than it was.

The latest police notice about the violence at the derby game on Sunday 8 December - City lost 2-3 to United - emphasises the relatively few arrests that were made.

The following people were charged: 

Andrew Martin (born 17/03/1992) of Northdale Drive, Blackley was charged with being drunk and disorderly.

Peter Harrison, born 31/1/82, of Springfield Rd, Kearsley was charged with racially aggravated public order. 

Matthew Stott, born 21/10/91, of Southfields, Knutsford and Christopher Johnson, born 30/4/60 of Ancoats Lane, Alderley Edge were charged with pitch encroachment.

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Warren Singh, born 12/12/93, of Oakdale Drive, Heald Green was charged with section 5 public order. 

Sam Weatherby, born 14/8/91, of Grant St, Farnworth, Bolton and Philip O'Leary, born 8/10/88 of Heysbank Rd, Disley, Stockport were charged with breach of a football banning order. 

Christopher O'Neil, born 17/1/91, of Swainsthorpe Drive, Manchester, Andrew Martin (born 17/03/1992) of Northdale Drive, Blackley, and Nicholas Morley, born 13/4/91, of Chapel Lane, Blackley, were charged with being drunk and disorderly. 

All are due before Manchester City Magistrates' Court on 4 January 2013. 

Four other arrests were made. 

A 50-year-old man arrested for ticket touting was released without charge, a 45-year-old man was summonsed for a racially aggravated public order offence, an 18-year-old woman was cautioned for being drunk and disorderly and a 33-year-old man remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of possessing a class A drug. 

Police are continuing to work with MCFC to identify the offender who threw the coin at Rio Ferdinand. 

Chief Inspector Steve Howard said: "To have just 13 arrests for a crowd of this size and a match of this proportion is a testament to the policing operation we put in place. 

"Despite fierce rivalry and high tension there was no major disorder. However, we will continue to investigate the coin throwing incident and are determined to work with the club to bring the perpetrator to justice." 

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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

crisbyDecember 11th 2012.

Amusing headline but if you know your Knutsford, Southfields is about as posh as Hattersley. In fact it's very like Hattersley though I don't know of any murderers who lived there.

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AnonymousDecember 12th 2012.

You sound like an idiot.

crisbyDecember 14th 2012.

You may be right, sir/madam

Carl MarksDecember 11th 2012.

Ah Crisby, you've made Knutsford into an area of walled off sections. Best if we don't see uneducated louts like this lad eh? Best if there'd been no council estates in Knutsford, is they'd been kept corralled in Hattersley. I love how the least 'all in this together', 'big society' people are folks like you.

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crisbyDecember 14th 2012.

Not my point at all; the point was meant to be that Knutsford isn't all 'posh',as the headline implies. There's nothing wrong with Southfields, in fact I'm not sure I don't prefer it to the smarter bits (I don't live there by the way, I live in East Manc). There's not much wrong with Hattersley either come to that; apologies to anyone who was offended.

crisbyDecember 17th 2012.

That's not what I meant at all. No disrespect was intended towards Southfields (which I do know, though I don't live in Knutsford) or Hattersley, I was only pointing out that Knutsford isn't socially homogeneous. I apologise for offence caused.

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