Four charged following Rotherham football disorder

Date published: 23 April 2019 17:16
Dated: 23 April 2019 18:15:54

Four men – three from Birmingham and one from Doncaster - have been charged with pitch incursion following the Rotherham FC v Birmingham match at the New York Stadium on Monday 22 April.

The three Birmingham men are David Armstrong, 34 of Sheddington Road; Reiss Mahon, 24 of Pleck Walk; and Callum Rogers, 19 of Ann Road. Jason Stokes, 28, of Chestnut Avenue, Doncaster, has also been charged.

The men have all been bailed and will appear at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on 7 May.

Reminder: Contempt of Court 

As four men have been arrested and charged, the case is considered to be an ‘active’ investigation under the Contempt of Court Act. 

Following the match on Saturday, footage of the incident has been circulated on social media. We’ve noted a number of users have posted comments and shared the footage.

Any material which could influence members of the jury in an ongoing or imminent trial is deemed as being in contempt and is punishable in a court of law. 

Anyone who shares the footage, or makes certain comments on the thread could be seen to be in contempt of court. Contemptuous comments include but are not limited to:
- references to someone’s previous convictions
- statements about a person’s character
- evidence seeming to link a person directly to the crime of which they have been accused
- other suggestions that the person is guilty  

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