Spider-Man pitch invader hands cash to hospice

HAND OVER: Spider-Man, AKA Bradley Minto, above, passing on money raised to Marie Dobson and Catrina Flynn, from St Benedict's Hospice.
HAND OVER: Spider-Man, AKA Bradley Minto, above, passing on money raised to Marie Dobson and Catrina Flynn, from St Benedict's Hospice.
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THE teenager who dressed as Spider-Man and interrupted a Sunderland game by running onto the pitch has handed over cash raised as part of his charity dare.

Bradley Minto, 18, got onto the Stadium of Light pitch during the Black Cats’ game against Manchester City last week, before being arrested.

Bradley Minto, also known as Bradley Dyer

Bradley Minto, also known as Bradley Dyer

He has since admitted that he was the person who carried out the prank in order to raise money for St Benedict’s Hospice.

Bradley, who is also known as Bradley Dyer, of Ford Estate, handed over £240 to representatives from the Ryhope hospice.

Bradley is the son of bus driver Sharon Dyer, who was bought life-prolonging drugs as part of the Echo’s Buy Sharon Time campaign, before her death from terminal cancer in August 2009.

“My mam wasn’t looked after by St Benedict’s, but I thought it was the right kind of place to raise money for,” said Bradley, of Fordfield Road.

Catrina Flynn, fund-raising manager at St Benedict’s, said: “It’s a lot of money that Bradley’s given us and while we are very grateful for it, we don’t condone what he did, and in no way would we encourage people to break the law.

“But we are pleased that he has thought of the hospice because of what happened with his mum.

“It was really nice to meet his family too, who were all great.”

Bradley has been charged with going into an area designated for football matches and is set to appear at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, December 23.