Port Vale fans in court after clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers


A group of Port Vale fans appeared in court charged with alleged football hooligan offences following violence when the club played Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Police were allegedly pelted with missiles and bottles following the local derby game in August 2013.

The following men appeared on Tuesday, December 3 at Newcastle-under-Lyme Magistrates’ Court charged with threatening and abusive behaviour with intent to cause fear or provoke unlawful violence:

Michael Ball, 46, of Kingswinford Place, Stoke-on-Trent; Antony Clewlow, 35, of Church Street, Rookery, Stoke-on-Trent; Aiden Massey, 24, of Millrose Road, Milton;  Steven Ptak, 41, of Silverstone Crescent, Stoke-on-Trent;  Phillip Salt, 44, of Millhayse Road, Stoke-on-Trent;  Craig Sherwin, 31, of Wallace Way, Stoke-on-Trent;  Phillip Walker, 31, of Reynolds Road, Stoke-on-Trent; William Willatt, 30, of Free Trade Street, Stoke-on-Trent and Daniel Williams, 19, of High Street, Harrishead, Stoke-on-Trent.

Nathan Forrester, 22, of  Skipacre Avenue, Stoke-on Trent, is charged with affray.

Craig Hamilton,  23, of Fifth Avenue, Kidsgrove,  is charged with the use of threatening words and behaviour and damaging a police car.

Liam Kelsall, 22, of Gallimore Close, Stoke-on-Trent, is charged with criminal damage to a wooden door belonging to Magnum Taxis.

Darryl Millward, 22, of Coseley Street, Smallthorne, is charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Andrew Simcock.

Salt, Massey and Walker were released on unconditional bail.

The other men were released on bail with a number of conditions, including not going within 100 metres of Vale Park on match days and not attending Port Vale away games.

All are due to appear in court again on December 23.

(Additional reporting by Rosalie Watts)


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