West Ham fans in court after Sunderland match-day brawl

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TEN men have appeared in court after it is alleged they took part in a mass brawl in Sunderland city centre between warring football fans.

The West Ham supporters, aged between 18 and 28, are said to be have fought with SAFC fans before their teams clashed on January 12.

They have all been charged with violent disorder, following the confrontation outside Revolution bar in Low Row.

Matthew Dobberson, 18, of Padnall Court, Essex; Andrew Siedlaczek, 23, of Fortinbras, Chelmsford, Hertfordshire; Jack Stephen Sam Donovan, 18, of Mashiters Walk, Romford, Essex; Craig Defew, 21, of Layhill Close, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk; Charlie Adoldh, 21, of Gibbons Close, St Albans, Hertfordshire; Christopher Robert Draddy, 24, of Cheriton Close, St Albans, Herts; Ryan Evans, 18, of Cumberland Close, Hornchurch, Essex and Jamie Daniel David Hume, 28, of Clayburn Road, Hampton Centre, Peterborough, all withheld their pleas to the charge.

Harry Saunders, 19, of Martindale Avenue, Basildon, Essex, and Danny Brooker, 23, of Priory Avenue, Harefield, Middlesex, entered not guilty pleas.

Magistrates declined jurisdiction and the case will be heard at Newcastle Crown Court on June 13.

All the men were granted conditional bail, with orders to reside at their home addresses and not to go within two miles of any football stadium where a Premiership or international match is due to take place.

l Seventeen SAFC fans appeared before magistrates last month over their alleged part in the brawl.

The six youths and 11 men, aged between 16 and 51, all withheld their pleas to a joint charge of violent disorder. The adult defendants will be committed to Newcastle Crown Court. Sunderland Youth Court will hear the cases against the teenagers later this month.