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. [LNB]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. [LNB]Teese is due to appear at Trafford Magistrates' Court on Feb 9. [LNB]Another man has been charged for trying to enter the ground while drunk, police said. [LNB]Paul Rooney Nelson, 35, of Melton Road, Crumpsall, will appear at the same court two days later. [LNB]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. [LNB]Six other men, arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, affray and conspiracy to commit violent disorder, were bailed pending further inquiries. [LNB]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. [LNB]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. [LNB]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." [LNB]

Source: Telegraph