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Doncaster hooligans to be sentenced

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Seven Doncaster Rovers fans are due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court today to be sentenced for their part in football-related violent disorder.

A man was left with significant facial injuries after he was stabbed in the face with a broken bottle during the melee at Newark Northgate station on the day last April when Rovers won promotion as League One champions.

Nottingham Forest supporters who had been to a match at Millwall became involved in a verbal altercation with a Rovers fan on a train prior to its departure from Kings Cross station. After being threatened on the train one of them phoned a friend in Newark, claiming he was fearing for his safety on the train.

Six Forest supporters turned up on the platform at Newark station to meet the train and verbal exchanges led to violence on the train and the platform, causing a number of passengers and rail staff on the train and at the station to fear for their safety.

Seven men from Doncaster and eight Forest fans have pleaded guilty to affray.

 

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