Five men charged after Southampton-Bournemouth derby

Five men have been charged after a historic south coast derby between Southampton FC and AFC Bournemouth.

Police arrested a total of eight men after incidents in Holdenhurst Road following Saturday's League One game at Bournemouth's Dean Court ground.

Four were charged with public order offences and the fifth was charged with breaching a dispersal order. All will appear in court later this month.

One man was fined while the other two were bailed on suspicion of assault.

Southampton beat Bournemouth 3-1 in the teams' first meeting with each other at Dean Court in more than 50 years.

Drugs charge

A 21-year-old from Romsey, a 47-year-old from Lymington and a 41-year-old and 36-year-old, both from Poole, were all charged with public order offences.

The man from Lymington was also charged with possessing Class A drugs.

A 48-year-old of no fixed abode was charged with breaching a dispersal order.

A 27-year-old from Bournemouth was fined for being drunk and disorderly.

Two 45-year-olds from Southampton were both bailed over an alleged assault.

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