Men charged and arrests made after derby clash

A KEARSLEY man has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence after the trouble at Sunday’s Manchester derby match.

Peter Harrison, aged 30, of Springfield Road, was charged following the clash between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.

Sam Weatherby, aged 21, of Grant Street, Farnworth, was also charged with breaching a football banning order.

The order stipulated that Weatherby was not allowed within one mile of the stadium or Manchester City Centre for four hours before and after the match.

Harrison and Weatherby are among nine people charged following the match for offences including pitch invasion, public order and being drunk and disorderly.

They are all due before Manchester City Magistrates Court on January 4.

Four other arrests were made. A 50-year-old man arrested for ticket touting was released without charge, a 45-year-old man was summonsed for a racially aggravated public order offence and an 18- year-old woman was cautioned for being drunk and disorderly.

A 33-year-old man is in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of possessing a class A drug.

Police said they are continuing to work with Man City to identify the yob who threw a coin at United star Rio Ferdinand

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