Teen is one of six charged after derby

A BOY aged 16 is one of six people to be charged following the East Anglian derby while a 61-year-old man was also arrested, it emerged today.

A BOY aged 16 is one of six people to be charged following the East Anglian derby while a 61-year-old man was also arrested, it emerged today.

Police said the pair were among eight people taken into custody on Sunday, seven of whom were from Ipswich.

The 61-year-old was arrested in Portman Road after the game under Section 5 of the Public Order Act, which includes threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour.

Louise Rosher, a spokeswoman for Suffolk police, said the man is now on police bail until May 20 pending further inquiries.

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The remaining Blues fans are to appear before magistrates on May 1 after being charged with a variety of offences.

Aaron Osman, 25, of Wicklow Road, Ipswich, and David Osman, 35, of Riverside Road, Ipswich, are accused of public order breaches. David Osman was also arrested for obstructing, or resisting, a police officer. The pair were apprehended inside the ground at 1.55pm.

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Andrew Flory, 43, of Kerry Avenue, Ipswich, is accused of being drunk when entering a sports ground.

Thomas Baker, 22, of Beechcroft Road, Ipswich, will have to face South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court after being charged with a public order offence, following his arrest at 3.10pm in Princes Street.

Meanwhile, Thomas Pryke, 26, of La Salle Close, Ipswich, who was arrested in Portman Road at 2.50pm and the 16-year-old youth, who was arrested in Princes Street at 3.35pm, also face public order charges.

A Norwich fan missed the entire game after being arrested before the kick-off on suspicion of a public order offence and resisting, or obstructing, a police officer.

The 23-year-old was taken to Ipswich police station shortly after 12.10pm. He was arrested again later in the afternoon, accused of criminal damage to police cell. He is now on bail until May 20.

After Sunday's match, police said 13 supporters - 12 from Ipswich and one from Norwich - were also ejected from the ground. The majority were thrown out by the club for smoking inside Portman Road.

Superintendent John Everett, of Suffolk Constabulary, said: “When you look at it being a capacity crowd, what was riding on the game, and the end result as far as Norwich were concerned, from a police perspective it passed off extremely well.”

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