Three admit football violence

31 January 2011, 14:57 | Updated: 16 February 2011, 10:40

Three men have pleaded guilty to being involved in violence at Luton Town Football ground on May 3 last year.

They were among twelve men aged between 18 and 43 who appeared in the dock at Luton Crown Court today (Monday January 31st).

Seven did not have any charges put to them and their hearing was adjourned until March 14.

Two of the twelve, Ben Butler, 19 of St. Andrews Close, Flitwick, Beds, and David Cremin, 23 of Meyrick Avenue, Luton pleaded not guilty to being involved in an affray inside the ground during a match with York City and they will stand trial on a date to be arranged.

Kieran Gavigan, 27 of Churchill Road, Leighton Buzzard pleaded guilty to the affray inside the ground, and John Ruocco, 18 of Kingswood Close, Houghton Regis and Ashley McChesney, 19 of Buckwood Avenue, Dunstable pleaded guilty to being involved in an affray outside the Kenilworth Road ground after the game. They will be sentenced after any trials have taken place.

All the men are on bail with a condition not to attend any Luton Town games at home or away.