World Cup football fans in court


Robert Harry Crawford (22), of Dorset Street, appeared alongside nine other men charged with disorder offences following England’s exit from the World Cup at the hands of Portugal in July.

Crawford, who pleaded guilty to causing a breach of the peace and refusing to obey the police, was given 70 hours’ community service by the Magistrate, Ian Le Marquand, who warned him to stay away from such trouble in future.

Two other men sentenced yesterday – Christopher Daniel Robinson (18), of Richmond Road, and Paul David Kelly (36), of Queen’s Road – both admitted refusing to leave the area around the Arts Centre despite a number of warnings from police.

Robinson and Kelly, who were caught on CCTV shouting at police and refusing to obey their orders, were fined £200 and £300 respectively.

Of the other seven men brought before the court yesterday, five pleaded guilty but had their cases adjourned for reports or because of confusion about the charges.

John James Anderson (20), of Rue du Carteret, St Saviour, will go before the Magistrate on Friday.

Etienne Hampton (19), of Undercliffe Road, and Thomas Paul Doolan (18), of Wellington Park, St Saviour, will be sentenced on 16 November.

Paul Andrew Drake (42), of Bath Street, denied a further charge of breach of the peace and had his case adjourned to 2 November and Trevor Ronnie Jones (26), of Le Squez, St Clement, also had his case adjourned to 2 November due to confusion over other charges.

John Michael Mandel (39), of First Tower, and Stephen Daniel Andrew Mandel (35), of Clos Gosset, reserved their pleas.


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