Seven charged in connection with football disorder - Watford

20/01/2015

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge seven men in connection with football related disorder.

The seven men have been charged with affray following disorder, which occurred in The Parade, High Street, Watford at around 10.40pm on Tuesday, 30 September 2014, following the Watford v Brentford football match.

Details of the seven men charged are as follows:

  • Darren Hartland, aged 24, of Langley Road, Watford
  • Andrew Noonan, aged 26, of Little Bushey Lane, Bushey
  • Harry Mansbridge, aged 19, of First Avenue, Watford
  • Jude Brown, aged 20, of Summerlands, Acton, London
  • Gary Robinson, aged 50, of Central Avenue, Hounslow, Middlesex
  • Oliver Robinson, aged 18, of Central Avenue, Hounslow, Middlesex
  • A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, from Isleworth, Middlesex.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Hertfordshire Constabulary, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against these men.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge the men with affray.

"The charges relate to disorder, which occurred in Watford 30 September 2014, after the Watford v Brentford football match.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

The seven men have been released on bail to appear at St Albans Magistrates' Court on Friday, 13 February 2015.

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