Maltby: Man among five charged with football hooliganism


A Maltby man is among five men charged in connection with football disorder in Rotherham.

On Thursday 11th July 2013 police officers in Rotherham made a number of arrests as part of Operation Crossbar.

It targeted individuals believed to have been involved in football disorder after a Rotherham United match.

The match saw Rotherham play Chesterfield at the New York Stadium on Saturday 16th February 2013, with the disorder breaking out on Bridgegate in Rotherham.

Two men from Clifton and Maltby, and three men from Chesterfield have now been arrested and charged with public order offences.

The man from Maltby, aged 49, was also arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis, after a number of cannabis plants were found at his home when officers went to arrest him.

South Yorkshire Police said it would seek to impose football banning orders on conviction.

Rotherham United has said it will impose a club ban on anyone found guilty, regardless of whether they are given a football banning order by the courts.

The two Rotherham men will appear at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court on Monday 22nd July.

The three from Chesterfield will appear as the same court on Friday 26th July.