14 Sentenced For Derby v Nottingham Forest Violence

19 November 2015, 14:22

Police Van

14 people have been sentenced for violence at a Nottingham Forest v Derby County game.

In all 70 fans from both clubs were involved in the fighting and had arranged a place for the fight on the border of the two counties.

Both group had been drinking on the 28th September 2015 before heading to the Festival Inn pub in Trowell for the prearranged fight at 5pm.

The group, some armed with glasses and bottles, have got a mixture of jail time and suspended sentences for the violence.

Chief Superintendent Mark Holland, Force lead for public order, said: “Football-related violence has no place in modern society and those who act violently, supposedly in the name of sport, do a great dishonour to the club’s they claim to support and the game in general.

“Evidence showed these men arranged with one another to meet at a location on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire with the sole intention of violence.

“All those involved showed be ashamed of their actions that day which fell well below the usually impeccable standard set by real supporters of both clubs week in and week out.”

The offenders:

  • Lewis Walton, 23, of Mayvale Grove, Derby, was sentenced to 12 months in jail and a six year football banning order.
  • Ian Litman, 49 of Western Boulevard, Nottingham, was given an 18 month prison sentence suspended for one year. He is also subject to a three month curfew a four year football banning order.
  • Mark McKendrick, 41 of North Road, West Bridgeford, was sentenced to 16 months in prison suspended for one year. He is also subject to a six month curfew and a five year football banning order.
  • Jack Jowett, 19 of Beauvale Drive, Cotmanhay and Joseph Turton, 24 of Clouside Road, Sandiacre, were both given 12 month prison sentences suspended for one year. They were also sentenced to 180 hours unpaid work and a three year football banning order.
  • Daniel Johnson, 21 of Bennett Street, Long Eaton, was given a 10 month prison sentence suspended for a year. He was also ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid work and given a four year football banning order.
  • Liam Brookes, 25 of Standish Drive, Boston, was given a nine month jail term suspended for 12 months. He was also ordered to 150 hours unpaid work and a three year football banning order.
  • Ryan Slater, 18 of Barclay Court, Ilkeston and Alex May, 18 of Calderdale Drive, Long Eaton were both given one year youth rehabilitation orders. Slater was also given 200 hours unpaid work and a four year football banning order, whilst May was given 180 hours unpaid work and a three year football banning order.
  • Callum Harvey, 18 of Wyvern Avenue, Long Eaton and Aiden Yates, 19 of Worrall Avenue, Long Eaton were given 12 month detention sentences suspended for one year. Harvey was ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and a four year football banning order, whilst Yates was ordered to 180 hours of unpaid work and a three year football banning order.
  • Rory McColgan, 18 of High Lane Central, West Hallam and Leon Brown, 18 of Margaret Avenue, Ilkeston, were both given a 10 month detention sentence suspended for one year. In addition, they were both given 180 hours of unpaid work, and a three year football banning order.
  • A 17-year-old-boy, who can’t be named, was given a one year youth rehabilitation order and a football banning order for three years.
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