MORE than a dozen Swindon Town supporters have been charged with violent disorder after an attack on a coach carrying away fans.

The incident happened on October 23 last year after Town were beaten 3-1 by Bradford City at the County Ground. 

Police have now released names of the 15 people charged. They are:

  • Ben Stephen Allen, 18, of Sandhill Shrivenham
  • Archie Bowman, 20, of Elgar Close, Redhouse, Swindon
  • Connor Carpenter, 21, of Akers Way, Moredon, Swindon
  • Dale Clark, 27, of Barrowby Gate, Swindon
  • Steven Ellis, 36, of Stockton Road, Penhill, Swindon
  • Adam Farmer, 23, of Foliat Drive, Wantage
  • James John Farmer, 25, of Wheeler Avenue, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon
  • Dean Haddrell, 19, of Stubsmead, Eldene, Swindon
  • Matthew Hams, 32, of Redcliffe Street, Swindon
  • Lewis Jarvis, 18, of St Andrews Green, Covingham, Swindon
  • Ashley Northmore, 28, of Odstock Road, Penhill, Swindon
  • Shannon Patrick Power, 33, of Purley Avenue, Swindon
  • Darren Roberts, 19, of Redhouse Way, Swindon
  • Callum Teal, 18, of Bourne Road, Moredon
  • Corey Joe Wise, 19, of West View, Nythe, Swindon

All of those charged are set to appear before Swindon Magistrates' Court on June 15. 

Sergeant Connor Crespin, who is the lead for Operation Defender, said: “We are fully committed to ensuring that football remains safe and accessible to all fans.

"Football-related violence has no place in the game and we will continue to work closely with Swindon Town Football Club to ensure fans can enjoy the sport safely.”