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Man admits part in football violence

Published date: 13 June 2012 |
Published by: Robert Platt
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A CHESTER man has admitted his part in violence which marred a football match.

Lee Woodcock, 35, of Marian Drive, Great Boughton, had previously denied the allegations and was due to stand trial.

Appearing in Preston Crown Court on Monday, Woodcock admitted two counts of violent disorder.
 
The defendant had been charged with using or threatening violence in the Victoria Park Stadium and Bolton Street, Chorley, at the Chorley vs Chester FC match in February 2011.
 
The game ended with a 1-0 win for Chester, but after the match trouble flared when about 100 fans invaded the pitch.
 
At the height of the disorder, police horses, dogs and the force helicopter were deployed.
 
Woodcock was granted bail but has been banned from attending paid-for football matches until his sentencing on September 5 when he will return to Preston Crown Court.
 
A total of ten men had been charged with allegations they took part in violence at the Evo Stik first division clash.

 

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