More acussed in court over Sunderland vs West Ham violence

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THREE more people have appeared in court after a city centre brawl between Sunderland and West Ham fans.

A 21-year-old man and two 16-year-olds, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have all been charged with violent disorder and were brought before Sunderland magistrates yesterday .

Jamie Lee Phenny, 21, from Brackla in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, is alleged to have taken part in the fight outside Revolution bar, in Low Row, before SAFC’s home match on January 12.

Phenny, of The Spinney, withheld his plea and was bailed until a hearing in July, with orders to reside at his home address, and stay away from any football stadium where a Premiership or international match is due to take place, four hours before and four hours after kick-off, and not to go in The Fort pub in Roker.

One 16-year-old pleaded not guilty to the offence and was granted bail on the same conditions.

The second withheld his plea and was bailed to a youth court hearing on June 20.

Seventeen people appeared in court on Monday in connection with the fracas. The six youths and 11 men all withheld their pleas.

Magistrates declined jurisdiction for the adults’ cases, which will be heard at crown court. Five teens aged 16 and 17 will go before Sunderland Youth Court on June 20. A 16-year-old, from Washington, did not appear. His case was adjourned until the same date.

Two 16-year-olds who also did not attend, had their cases put off until July.