Manchester City v Aston Villa: 2 football fans charged after pitch invasion

Two football fans have been charged following Manchester City’s Premier League game with Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium yesterday (22 May 2022)

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.

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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.

Greater Manchester Police

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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