Sunderland fans in court over West Ham match-day violence

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FANS alleged to have taken part in a large-scale fight with rival football supporters have appeared in court.

 The brawl is said to have taken place outside Revolution bar in Low Row, before SAFC’s home game with West Ham on January 12.

 The 19 have all been jointly charged with violent disorder and appeared at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court this week, when the case was sent for trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

 Defendants Simon Badham, 20, from Frobisher Street, Hebburn; Shaun Anthony Stephen Baker, 29, of Gainsborough Square, Sunderland; Kevin Bilton, 51, of Lambton Drive, Hetton; Bradley Dixon, 18, of Patton Road, Plains Farm; Lewis Dodsworth, 18, of Bowburn Avenue, Wear View; Sean Herron, 18, of Hogarth Drive, Columbia, Washington; and Thomas Kelly, 18, of Eighth Avenue, Chester-le-Street, were granted conditional bail until September 3.

Also bailed were Connor McCoy, 20, of Perth Avenue, Jarrow; Jamie Lee Phenny, 21, of The Spinney, Backla, Bridgend; Gabriel Shiel, 26, of Windmill Way, Gateshead; Anthony Smith, 26, of Purvis Terrace, Trimdon; Christopher Michael Webb, 23, of East Herrington, Sunderland; and Colin Wilson, 59, of Sackville Road, Springwell Estate.

 Two 17-year-olds, from Chester-le-Street and Sunderland, and a 16-year-old from Washington were bailed conditionally until October 30, when they will appear at Sunderland Youth Court.

Co-accused Billy Wyatt, 18, of Normandy Barracks, Leconfield; Daniel Patterson, 18, Highbury Avenue, Springwell Village, and Paul Collins, 19, from Killingworth Drive, Sunderland, will also appear on the same date.