A man has been given a three year football banning order for assaulting a police officer during a match between Chesterfield and Barnsley.
Rhys Atkinson, 23, of Mansfield Road, Barnsley, appeared before magistrates at Chesterfield Justice Centre yesterday (Monday, January 4) charged with the offence on Saturday, August 8 at the Chesterfield ground.
Mr Atkinson was also given a fine of £216, a £21 victim surcharge, £620 costs and ordered to pay £50 compensation to the officer he assaulted.
Mr Atkinson’s behaviour at the game between Chesterfield and Barnsley has led to him being banned from all regulated football matches for three years. This means he will not be able to go to the Euro 2016 tournament in France, and must surrender his passport when England play abroad.
I hope these sanctions act as a reminder to people that we will not tolerate violence and anti-social behaviour, whether it is football related or not.”
Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to about a robbery at a bookmaker in Chesterfield.
At around 10am on Wednesday a man walked into Coral Racing, in Derby Road and approached the cashier.
He threatened her with a screwdriver and demanded cash. She handed some money over and the man left.
Derbyshire Police want to speak a man believed to be white, in his late 20s or early 30s and wore red trainers. He had mousey brown hair.
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Phil Taylor, the former drummer with British rock band Motorhead who was from Chesterfield, has died.
The 61-year-old played with the heavy metal group from 1975 to 1984 and 1987 to 1992 alongside frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister and guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke.
"My dear friend and brother passed away."
"He had been ill for sometime but that does not make it any easier when the time finally comes. I have known Phil since he was 21 and he was one hell of a character."
"Fortunately we made some fantastic music together and I have many many fond memories of our time together. Rest in Peace, Phil!"
Grammy-award winners Motorhead are perhaps best known for their single Ace Of Spades.
Taylor played on all of the group's major albums, including Overkill, Bomber, Ace Of Spades, and live recording No Sleep 'til Hammersmith.
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Runners will be pounding the streets of Chesterfield today as they take part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire marathon. There will also be a half marathon, fun run and a relay race, where four competitors take a share of the course.
The event will once again be in support of children's charity Kids 'n' Cancer, along with other local charities and good causes.
There is disruption on the trains between Derby and Sheffield because of a broken down train at Chesterfield.
Trains are unable to run from Chesterfield to Derby, and some services may be diverted. There is no estimate for when a normal service will resume
Around 50 people marched through Chesterfield today in protest at more planned cuts in government spending.
They are concerned that the cutbacks could hit the most vulnerable in society.
Chris Kiddey reports.
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Chesterfield and Preston have both been charged by the Football Association for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
The charge relates to the Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final first leg between the two clubs at the Proact Stadium last week.
A testy beginning to the match finally boiled over in the 28th minute when Chesterfield winger Gary Roberts and Preston forward Paul Gallagher tangled.
Roberts appeared to grab his opponent by the throat as both players attempted to get up from the ground and a melee ensued involving men from both sides.
In addition, Preston assistant manager Glynn Snodin has been charged with misconduct.