Fourteen charged after football disorder


14 people have been charged with Affray, following a disorder which happened in Luton on May 3, 2010, after the Luton Town v York City football match. They appeared before Luton magistrates' court yesterday, 12 October.

The 14 people are as follows:

  • David Cremin (28/12/86) of Meyrick Avenue, Luton
  • Gary Booth (15/04/71) of Kinross Crescent, Luton
  • Michael Howe (02/12/66) of Dellfield, St Albans
  • Ben Butler (23/02/91) of St Andrews Close, Flitwick
  • Ryan Downey (20/09/87) of Julius Gardens, Luton
  • Ashley Mcchesney (22/08/91) of Buckwood Avenue, Dunstable
  • Scott Barker (27/03/81) of Cutenhoe Road, Luton
  • John Ruocco (06/07/92) of Kingswood Close, Houghton Conquest
  • Kieran Gavigan (30/09/83) of Churchill Road, Leighton Buzzard
  • Stewart Farquharson (30/09/65) of Hurst Grove, Luton
  • Jamie Sales (08/03/85) of Russet Way, Luton
  • Also Three Juveniles aged 16 years from Luton.

CPS Senior Crown Prosecutor Adele Chadwick said: 'The police and CPS worked closely to investigate this offence and prepare the case for court. As a result, 3 of the 14 defendants pleaded guilty today. This is a compelling and overwhelming case which should demonstrate to those involved in violence at football games that such activity will not be tolerated and will result in prosecution.'

The three juveniles pleaded guilty with 1 receiving a 10 month referral order and a ban on attending future football matches. The other 11 defendants offered no plea and will return to Luton Magistrates Court on Tuesday 14 December.

In addition, a total of 8 adults received cautions for Affray and five 15 year olds, nine 16 year olds and one 17 year old have all received final warnings.

All those who received cautions or final warnings have entered into Acceptable Behaviour Contracts until January 31, 2011, with conditions not to go to any Luton Town football games and not to be involved in any disorder during this time.