Football fan from Hyde sent for trial after violent dispute

A MAN from Hyde has been sent for trial at Minshall Street Crown Court, Manchester, charged with a violent dispute before a football match.

Sam Emmerson, 21, of Lanegate, was one of five men bailed to appear before Stockport Magistrates Court on Monday, January 13.

Emmerson was charged in relation to an incident on Monday, August 26 involving Stockport County and Chesterfield fans before their match in Vanarama National League.

The charge against Emmerson claimed he “threatened unlawful violence when present together with others, being three or more persons in total, who used or threatened unlawful violence and the conduct together was such as would cause a person of reasonable fairness present at the scene to fear for his or her personal safety contrary to section 2 (1), (5) of the Public order Act 1986.”

As it was a section 51 offence, which can be punished with imprisonment, it was transferred to crown court for trial on February 10.

Three of the four other defendants were also sent for trial on the same date on the same charge.

They were Callum Taylor, 20, of Bodmin Crescent, Brinnington; Scott Phillips, 25, of Wessenden Bank East, Offerton, and Westley Holland, 27, of Laburnum Way, Cheadle Heath.

Baillie Blomeley, 20, of Victoria Park, Offerton, pleaded guilty to the same charge at Stockport Magistrates Court. 

He will appear at Minshall Street Crown Court on February 10 for sentence.

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