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A GROUP of Barnsley football fans allegedly involved in a fight on a train, after a match against Millwall was cancelled, are to appear in court.

The seven men, all aged between 26 and 36, are charged in connection with an incident on a train travelling from Kings Cross to Newcastle on December 18.

The men, who were returning to Yorkshire from London, were being escorted by British Transport Police officers on the 8pm King’s Cross to Newcastle service.

It is alleged the men became engaged in disorderly behaviour using foul, abusive and aggressive language, some of which was directed at police officers.

The men were arrested at Doncaster station.

Tony Howley, aged 27, of Adwick Court, Mexborough; Daniel Robert Bramley, 26, of Redcliffe Close, Redbrook, Barnsley; Paul Steven Chance, 25, of Huddersfield Road, Barnsley; Terrence Wayne Howley, 36, of Carr Head Lane, Bolton-on-Dearne, Rotherham; Shane Jess Hart, 36, of Deigntonby Street, Thurnscoe and Paul Richard Smith, 26, of Nelson Avenue, Monk Bretton, Barnsley are all charged with public disorder.

Jaime Littlewood, 27, of Raley Street, Kingstone, Barnsley, is charged with the same offence and also with criminal damage to a train seat.

The men will appear at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

A 19-year-old man and another man, aged 42, were cautioned for their involvement.