Cleethorpes

Bans for Grimsby and Sheffield football hooligans

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Bans totalling 28 years were handed out to thugs for football violence at a match in Grimsby in 2016.

Five Grimsby Town fans and six of Sheffield United have been sentenced at a hearing at Hull Crown Court, with the men involved in the worst of the violence set to be sentenced on Friday, May 4.

The sentences relate to violent disorder offences on the streets of Cleethorpes at a pre-season friendly between Grimsby and Sheffield United in 2016.

Supporters from both sides were “extremely aggressive towards each other, throwing bottles and other missiles, as well as fighting”, Humberside Police said.

The case continued on Thursday, May 3, where the following sentences have been passed on to those involved in the trouble:

Grimsby fans


Kieran Prest

Kevin Prest, 36. Photo: Humberside Police

Kevin Prest, 36, of Cleethorpes, admitted affray. He was part of a group of Grimsby fans at the North Wall and Suggitts Lane and kicked out at a man – although the blow didn’t land.

He was given a five year banning order, a 12 month community order and ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work.


Bradley Elliott

Bradley Elliott, 18. Photo: Humberside Police

Bradley Elliott, 18, of New Waltham, admitted affray after being intermittently involved in goading opposing fans and being present – although not directly involved in – the trouble in Suggitts Lane and on the North Wall after the match.

He was given a three year banning order, a 12 month community order and ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work.


David Enefer

David Enefer, 58. Photo: Humberside Police

David Enefer, 58, of Cleethorpes, admitted affray. He was involved in the disturbance from the outset but remained “on the outskirts” and didn’t get directly involved the violence.

He was given a three year banning order, 12 month community order and ordered to complete 160 hours of unpaid work.


Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings, 19. Photo: Humberside Police

Brandon Jennings, 19, of Grimsby, admitted affray. He was involved in trouble before and after the match, kicked out at our officers, tore up flowers and threw them at one of our dogs.

He was given a three year banning order, 12 month community order and ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work.


Dominic Karmalita

Dominic Karmalita, 20. Photo: Humberside Police

Dominic Karmalita, 20, of Grimsby, admitted affray. He threw things towards Sheffield fans and threw a punch, but went home before the match.

He was given a three year banning order, 12 month community order and ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work.


Sheffield United supporters

Kevin Lowe, 47, of Hillsborough, Sheffield, admitted affray. He was involved in the disturbance on the North Wall after the match and threw a punch at a man. He was given a five year banning order, 12 month community order and ordered to complete 215 hours of unpaid work.

Lee Lewellyn, 31, of Sheffield, admitted affray. He was at the forefront of Sheffield fans who were goading Grimsby fans, by shouting and gesticulating. He was given a three year banning order, a 12 month community order and ordered to complete 160 hours of unpaid work.

Martin Smith, 37, of Sheffield, admitted affray. He was at the forefront of clashes in Market Place and High Street and later changed his top to avoid being caught by our officers. He also pushed one of our officers. He was given a three year banning order, 12 month community order and ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work.

Richard Day, 51, of Rotherham admitted a public order offence. He was fined £618.

Bradley Kirk, 20, of Sheffield, admitted a public order offence. He was fined £235.

Ricky Wetherstone, of Rotherham, admitted a public order offence. He was fined £990.