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Hooligans sentenced for Newcastle station disorder

Fifteen football hooligans have been sentenced after admitting charges of violent disorder over clashes involving Newcastle and Sunderland fans.

The incident took place at Newcastle Central Station on 8 August 2009.

Hundreds of Sunderland fans were passing through on their way home from a friendly match in Scotland.

One of the men was jailed for 12 months and the others were given either suspended sentences or curfews and community service orders.

'Forward planning'

All were given football banning orders.

At Newcastle Crown Court, Judge Beatrice Bolton said: "The forward planning by police officers prevented a serious outbreak of violence and because of the police presence the incident was over and done with in a flash."

A group of Sunderland fans, who were also arrested following the incident, will be tried in February 2011.

The 15 Newcastle fans who admitted involvement were:

  • Ian Chisholm, 47, of Westacres Crescent, Benwell, Newcastle - 52-week jail sentence suspended for two years, a 12-month supervision order and 300 hours community service.
  • David Cook, 22, of Cromer Gardens, Gosforth, Newcastle - 52-week jail sentence suspended for two years, a 12-month supervision order and 300 hours community service.
  • Darren Fryer, 39, of Wallinfen, Leam Lane, Gateshead - 52-week jail sentence suspended for two years, curfew for six months.
  • Bryan Heron, 41, of Clayton Street West, Newcastle city centre - 52-week jail sentence suspended for two years, curfew for six months.
  • Adam Ivison, 22, of Murrayfields, West Allotment, North Tyneside - 45-week jail sentence suspended for two years, curfew for six months.
  • Joseph Mattison, 51, of Acomb Street, Gateshead - 52-week jail sentence suspended for two years, curfew for six months.
  • Scott Mooney, 18, of Valley Road, Blyth, Northumberland - 52 weeks in a young offenders institution suspended for two years, curfew for five months.
  • Christopher Mustoe, 22, of John F Kennedy Estate, Washington - 40-week jail sentence, suspended for two years, curfew for six months.
  • Adam Nesbit, 41, of Tribune Place, Gateshead - 52-week jail sentence suspended for two years, curfew for six months.
  • Noel Renton, 33, of Aydon Walk, West Denton, - 12-month jail sentence.
  • David Routledge, 18, of Swarland Road, Blyth - 40 weeks in a young offenders institution suspended for two years, curfew for four months.
  • David Taylor, 21, of Sinclair Gardens, Seaton Delaval - 52-week jail sentence suspended for two years and 300 hours community service.
  • Lee Wales, 23, of Prince Consort Road, Gateshead - 40-week jail sentence suspended for two years, curfew for four months.
  • Stephen Wales, 43, of Woodford, Gateshead - 40-week jail sentence suspended for two years, curfew for six months.
  • Lewis Comber, 18, of Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland - 52-week jail sentence suspended for two years, curfew for six months.

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