Ten charged over Sunderland vs West Ham violence

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POLICE have charged a further ten people following an investigation into football-related disorder before a Premier League football match in Sunderland.

It happened at around 2.15pm on Saturday, January 12, outside Revolution Bar at Low Row in the city centre, prior to the Sunderland v West Ham match.

An extensive investigation has taken place and the following ten people associated with West Ham United have this week been charged with violent disorder:

They are:

•Christopher Draddy, 24, of Cheriton Close, St Albans, Herts

•Jamie Hume, 28, Clayburn Road, Hampton Centre, Peterborough

•Ryan Evans, 18, of Cumberland Close, Hornchurch, Essex

•Jack Donovan, 18, Mashiters Walk, Romford, Essex

•Harry Saunders, 19, of Martindale Avenue, Basildon, Essex

•Danny Brooker, 23, of Priory Avenue, Harefield, Middlesex

•Matthew Dobberson, 18, Padnall Court, Romford, Essex

•Craig Defew, 21, of Layhill Close, Bury-St-Edmunds

•Andrew Siedlaczek, 23, Fortinbras, Chelmsford, Herts

•Charlie Adolf, 21, of Gibbons Close in St Albans, Herts

They are all due to appear at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on May 30.

Officers have already charged 24 people associated with Sunderland AFC as part of the investigation and they are due to appear at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on May 20.

All of those charged have strict bail conditions restricting their attendance at football matches.

Chief Superintendent Kay Blyth, Sunderland Area Commander, said: “This has been an extensive investigation and we received an excellent response from the public when CCTV images of the incident were released.

“There are 24 Sunderland and 10 West Ham supporters charged with offences, bringing the total number of people charged in connection with the incident to 34. They are all going through the court process and currently have stringent bail conditions.

“As we’ve said previously the vast majority of football supporters just want to enjoy the match. However, when any kind of violence takes place we will do everything possible to make sure those suspected of being involved are traced and the appropriate action is taken.”