TWO opposition football fans have been locked up for affray on the day of a Championship football match in Barnsley last year.
Hull City fans Leon Plattern, aged 18, and Joe Mains, 20, were sentenced to eight months and six months respectively in Young Offenders’ Institutions after admitting affray. Four further youths – also Hull fans – admitted public order offences at Sheffield Crown Court after an 11-month investigation by South Yorkshire Police into violence that broke out both before and after the match between Barnsley and Hull at Oakwell on Saturday, October 30.
Tom Holtby, 18, also pleaded guilty to affray and was given a 26-week sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to undertake 150 hours’ unpaid work.
A 16-year-old youth, who cannot be named, admitted the same charge and was sent to the Youth Court for sentencing.
Steffan Radley and Jamie Yates, both 18, admitted public order offences and were each given 12-month community orders with 100 hours of unpaid work.
Police requested the offenders also receive football banning orders – but the court declined the applications.
A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said after the hearing the force was now ‘considering its options’.
Previously, two Hull City fans and one Barnsley fan admitted public order offences following incidents on the same day.
All three received three-year banning orders. Another Barnsley fan was cautioned.