Man charged following an assault at football match in Stevenage


A man has been charged following an incident at Stevenage Borough Football Club, off Broadhall Way, on Saturday, January 8.

Robert Fitzgerald (24) from Stevenage has been charged with common assault and going onto a playing area at a designated football match, contrary to sections 4 and 5 of the football offences act. The incident is believed to have happened at 1930 hrs, just after a match between Newcastle and Stevenage Borough football clubs, which Stevenage won.

It is alleged that Fitzgerald assaulted one of the Stevenage players. He was arrested on 10 January; charged on 11 January and has been bailed to appear at Stevenage Magistrates' Court on January 26.