Ipswich: Trio charged after derby incidents
IPSWICH: Three men are set to appear in court following clashes between rival supporters after Ipswich Town’s derby defeat to Norwich City.
Police had initially claimed that the aftermath of Sunday’s game, which Norwich won 4-1, passed off without any major incidents.
However, it has now emerged that three men are set to appear in court charged with public order offences relating to incidents at Norwich train station.
One Town fan has claimed that police officers used batons and dogs to keep rival fans apart as tensions mounted.
A British Transport Police spokeswoman confirmed yesterday that the men had been charged after football-related disorder at the station.
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Jacob Tabbanor, 21, of Flordon Road, Tasburgh, and Nathan Kemp, 19, of Seymore Avenue, Great Yarmouth, have been bailed to return to Norwich Magistrates’ Court on December 15.
Matthew Taylor, 19, of Marjoram Road, Norwich, has been bailed to return to the same court on December 17.
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One Town fan who asked not to be named said: “After the game Ipswich fans were being kept half-in and half out of their stand to let Norwich fans disperse.
“However, Norwich supporters tried to charge Ipswich Town fans and police had to use horses, dogs and batons.
“We then went up to the station and around 150 Norwich fans tried to attack Town fans. Police had to use batons and dogs for 20 minutes.”