Fifteen people charged following disorder at STFC game

By Jessica Durston - 11 May 2022


Swindon Police have confirmed that fifteen people have been charged following disorder at a Swindon Town v Bradford City home match that took place last year.

The individuals were charged yesterday - 10 May - in relation to violent disorder which saw home supporters attack a coach carrying away fans following the game on 23 October.

Those charged are:

  • Ben Stephen Allen, 18, of Sandhill Shrivenham
  • Archie Bowman, 20, of Elgar Close, Redhouse, Swindon
  • Connor Carpenter, 21, of Akers Way, Moredon, Swindon
  • Dale Clark, 27, of Barrowby Gate, Swindon
  • Steven Ellis, 36, of Stockton Road, Penhill, Swindon
  • Adam Farmer, 23, of Foliat Drive, Wantage
  • James John Farmer, 25, of Wheeler Avenue, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon
  • Dean Haddrell, 19, of Stubsmead, Eldene, Swindon
  • Matthew Hams, 32, of Redcliffe Street, Swindon
  • Lewis Jarvis, 18, of St Andrews Green, Covingham, Swindon
  • Ashley Northmore, 28, of Odstock Road, Penhill, Swindon
  • Shannon Patrick Power, 33, of Purley Avenue, Swindon
  • Darren Roberts, 19, of Redhouse Way, Swindon
  • Callum Teal, 18, of Bourne Road, Moredon
  • Corey Joe Wise, 19, of West View, Nythe, Swindon

They have all been charged with violent disorder and are due to appear at Swindon Magistrates Court on 15 June.

Sgt Connor Crespin, who is the operational lead for Operation Defender – the force's response to keeping football safe – said: “We are fully committed to ensuring that football remains safe and accessible to all fans.

"Football related violence has no place in the game and we will continue to work closely with Swindon Town Football Club to ensure fans can enjoy the sport safely.”

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