Sunderland fans in court over West Ham violence

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FANS alleged to have taken part in a mass brawl with rival football supporters have appeared in court.

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

The 19 have all been jointly charged with violent disorder, after the alleged fracas on January 12.

Defendants Simon Badham, 20, from Frobisher Street in Hebburn; Shaun Anthony Stephen Baker, 29, of Gainsborough Square, Sunderland; Kevin Bilton, 51, of Lambton Drive, Hetton; Paul Collins, 19, from Killingworth Drive, Sunderland; Bradley Dixon, 18, of Patton Road, Plains Farm; Lewis Dodsworth, 18, of Bowburn Avenue, Wear View; Sean Herron, 18, of Hogarth Drive, Columbia, Washington; Thomas Kelly, 18, of Eighth Avenue, Chester-le-Street; Connor McCoy, 20, of Perth Avenue, Jarrow; Daniel Patterson, Highbury Avenue, Springwell Village; Jamie Lee Phenny, 21, of The Spinney, Backla, Bridgend; Gabriel Shiel, 26, of Windmill Way, Gateshead; Anthony Smith, 26, of Purvis Terrace, County Durham; Christopher Mitchell Webb, 23, of East Herrington, Sunderland and Billy Wyatt, 18, of Normandy Barracks, Leconfield, were all granted conditional bail until a further hearing in three weeks.

Two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old, all from Chester-le-Street, and a 16-year-old, from Sunderland, were also bailed conditionally until a date in August.

It is expected their case will then be transferred to Newcastle Crown Court.