Men charged over violence after Sheffield United game

Two men have been charged after violence broke out after Sheffield United's game against Norwich City last weekend.

Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 7:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:34 am
Two Sheffield men have been charged over disorder outside Bramall Lane

Trouble flared outside Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon as fans were leaving the stadium after Norwich's 1-0 away win.

John Carver, 55, of Norwich, was left with a broken jaw after he was knocked unconscious during the disorder.

A 25 year old man was also attacked and left with serious injuries.

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Both men were taken to hospital but have since been released.

In another incident, Norwich fan Mark Francis, 50, suffered a blow to the side of his head as violence flared.

Two Sheffield men were arrested in relation to disorder outside the ground.

Johnathan Smart, 39, of Motehall Road, Manor, has been charged with a public order offence and Rhys Wilkinson, 22, of Raeburn Road, Gleadless, has been charged with assaulting a police officer.

Both men are due at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, October 10.