Charges brought after football trouble

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POLICE have released details of the arrests made following Burnley Football Club’s recent FA Youth Cup tie with arch-rivals Blackburn Rovers.

Officers made eight arrets after the game at Turf Moor for a variety of offences involving fans of both clubs.

The game, which Rovers won 3-1 aggregate, was heavily policed following minor trouble at the first leg at Ewood Park.

l Daniel Worthington (22) of Faraday Street, Burnley, was charged with criminal damage and section four words or behaviour causing fear of violence. His next court appearance will be at Burnley Magistrates’ Court on April 18th.

l Jamie Gorton (21) of Padiham Road, Burnley, was charged with being drunk and disorderly. His next court appearance will be at Burnley Magistrates’ Court on April 18th.

l A 64 year-old man from Burnley was arrested on suspicion of racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress by words or writing. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries until May 17th.

l A 51 year-old man from Horwich was arrested on suspicion of affray and obstructing/resisting a constable in the execution of duty. He has been cautioned under the Public Order Act.

l A 41 year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of section 39 assault. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries until May 1st.

l A 24 year-old man from Blackburn was given a penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly.

l A 48 year-old man from Blackburn was cautioned for being drunk in a sports ground.