17 of the 21 men charged with offences connected to the mass brawl at an Elland Road boxing match in February appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court yesterday (30 August 2017).
Andrew Rowse, 31, of Northcote Crescent, Beeston pleaded guilty to Violent Disorder; Darren Fisher, 30, of Heald Street, Castleford pleaded not guilty; whilst the remaining fifteen did not enter pleas.
Those not entering a plea were: Ricky Flint, 23, of Petersfield Avenue, Belle Isle, Leeds; Jack Burgess, 20, of Montcalm Crescent, Hunslet; Thomas Hall, 30, of Recreation Grove, Holbeck; Declan Storey, 23, of Charles Avenue, Leeds 9; Nathan Reynolds, 27, of Roker Lane, Leeds; Nathan Conroy, 24, of Brooklands Avenue, Seacroft; Brian Holt, 38, of Stanks Drive, Leeds; Kayne Regan, 21, of O’Grady Square, Cross Green, Leeds; Lewis Shenbanjo, 27, of Blue Hill Crescent, Wortley; Jason Brattley, 29, of Lydgate, Burmantofts; Barry Lyons, 44, of Leigh Avenue, West Ardsley; Ryan McDonagh, 36, of Kentmere Avenue, Seacroft; Liam Mudd, 25, of Back Green, Morley; Ashley Buss, 24, of Clark Mount, Richmond Hill; Debbie Brear, 30, of Snapethorpe Road, Wakefield.
Three other men: Jonathan Djambe, 21, of Doncaster Road, Pontefract; Martin Wormald, 34, of Brooklands Lane, Seacroft, Leeds; and Patrick Stephen Lee Lock, 24, of Whingate Road, Armley will appear at a later date.
Barry John Brattley, 30, of Pontefract Street, East End Park, failed to attend court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The judge, Adrian Lower, referred the case to Crown Court due to the seriousness of the charges. All the defendants were given bail and are to appear at Leeds Crown Court on 27 September.