Man charged with throwing coin at Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy

28 January 2010 05:49
Adam Teese, 26, of Nelstrop Road North, Heaton Chapel, Greater Manchester, is accused of "throwing a missile on to the pitch" during the Carling Cup semi-final at Old Trafford, police said.

Manchester City player Bellamy fell to the ground after he was struck by a coin in the 50th minute as he went to take a corner.

Teese is due to appear at Trafford Magistrates' Court on Feb 9.

Another man has been charged for trying to enter the ground while drunk, police said.

Paul Rooney Nelson, 35, of Melton Road, Crumpsall, will appear at the same court two days later.

Two other men who were arrested on Wednesday night received fixed penalty notices for public order offences and a third man was fined for being drunk and disorderly, police said.

Six other men, arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, affray and conspiracy to commit violent disorder, were bailed pending further inquiries.

There was a massive police presence at the game after trouble flared during last week's first leg, with 29 people arrested in connection with the game, which City won 2-1.

Officers issued CCTV pictures of suspected football hooligans after the first match and appealed for calm ahead of the return leg, which United won 3-1, giving them a 4-3 aggregate victory.

Assistant Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: "The vast majority of fans behaved very well and I would like to thank them for listening to the messages we have been giving, to help make the evening pass off peacefully."

Source: Telegraph