Greater Manchester Police have issued an update following reports of issues at Etihad Stadium after Manchester City were crowned Premier League Champions in a last minute defeat of Aston Villa.
The force said that Phillip Maxwell (01/04/94), of Anzio Row, Knowsley, has been charged with throwing a missile (pyrotechnic) onto the pitch and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on 23 May 2022.
Paul Colbridge (17/08/84), of Whitegate Drive, Salford, has been charged with going onto the pitch and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on 7 June 2022.
Both have been bailed ahead of the court appearances.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen was reportedly “attacked” after the match.
GMP added: “Enquiries into the reported assault of a player on the pitch after the final whistle are ongoing with officers working in partnership with both football clubs.”
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