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Man charged over crowd trouble following Sheffield United's defeat at Middlesbrough

A man from Sheffield has been charged over crowd violence following Sheffield United's defeat at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Children as young as 10 were injured in trouble that began after a pitch invasion shortly before the final whistle in the Blades' 1-0 defeat.

More than 200 people were then involved in a fracas outside the ground.

A police officer was injured in the incident and taken to hospital.

Cleveland Police have charged Richard Ball, 47, of Manor Park Road in Manor, Sheffield, with public disorder.

Two men, aged 20 and 58, were cautioned over the pitch invasion and two men aged, 35 and 52, were arrested on suspicion of affray and released pending further investigation.


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