Bristol City supporter charged by police over Birmingham City fan incident

The man appeared before Bristol Magistrates’ Court today

A Bristol City supporter has been charged by police in relation to trouble involving a Birmingham City fan in the home end at Ashton Gate earlier this year.

Several supporters were ejected from the ground following the incident which apparently occurred when the Birmingham fan celebrated his team scoring while in the Dolman Stand.

Mobile phone footage of the incident then went viral on social media following the defeat for Bristol City on March 3.

In response, Avon and Somerset Police launched an investigation while Robins chief executive Richard Gould said CCTV would be used to identify those involved.

Since then, police have charged a man over a public order offence.

Kelvin Winfield, 60, of Bickford Close in Barrs Court, appeared at Bristol Magistrates Court accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress inside the stadium on March 5.

He pleaded guilty and was given a six-month conditional discharge. He was also ordered to pay £85 in prosection costs and a £22 victim surcharge.