Four from Sheffield and Doncaster charged over violent clashes at March for England protest

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Four men from Sheffield and Doncaster have been charged over violent clashes during a nationalist march in Brighton.

Alan Titterton, 49, of Wordsworth Avenue, Sheffield, Ian Crossland, 42, of Hollinsend Road, Sheffield, Gareth Copper, 32, of Norman Crescent, Doncaster and Scott Banks, 19, of Adwick Lane, Doncaster, are among 13 people charged with violent disorder in connection with the March for England protest and counter-demonstration that took place in April.

The 11 men and two women, aged 18 to 50, were allegedly involved in a fight where tables, chairs, pint glasses and bottles were thrown at police by people standing outside the Dorset pub on the corner of Gardner Street and North Road, Brighton, Sussex Police said.

The fight, which broke out at 2pm on April 27, is believed to be connected to the march in which hundreds of nationalists and anti-fascists paraded through the city to the seafront, according to a force spokesman.

Others charged include Jack Woodhouse, 18, of Baden Road, Brighton, Tracy Parsons, 49, of Holsworth Close, Harrow, Middlesex, Craig Wells, 32, of Connell Drive, Brighton, Richard Walker, 46, of Hillside Lane, Henfield, Lorna Marcham, 29, of no fixed address, Graham Clark, 50, of Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, Gavin Pidwell, 28, of The Street, Glynde, Michael Woodhouse, 48, of Baden Road, Brighton and Andrew Gill, 41 of Sixhills Street, Grimsby.

They will all appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on January 8 on the same charge of violent disorder.

A spokesman for the police force said 27 arrests were made on the day of the march in connection with disorder in the city.

Six people were charged and a further six were fined or cautioned following the disorder on the day of the march.