Two Everton fans have been found guilty of violent disorder with regard to an incident in May involving Newcastle fans.
At the time it was reported that Hull fans and Newcastle supporters were peacefully drinking outside the Miller’s pub in Caledonia Street, near King’s Cross, when a group of around 30 Everton fans launched an unprovoked assault.
All three clubs had been playing in London that day, Newcastle losing 2-1 at QPR.
The two found guilty are aged 16 and 17 and were caught on CCTV cameras taking part in the trouble.
Liverpool Youth Court heard that the 16 year old picked up a glass and threw it into a man’s face at ‘very close range’, whilst the 17 year old picked up an unidentified object and threw at some of those standing outside the pub.
The pair will return to court for sentencing on December 9.
Angie Rowan, prosecuting,
“The 17-year-old was with the Everton fans. Bottles and glasses were thrown and the group were throwing punches and kicks at each other.
“One fan received a serious head injury after a glass was thrown into his face and he was kicked unconscious.”
“He (the 16 year old) was seen to pick up a glass from a table and throw it from very close range into the face of a rival.
“The male was seen staggering away with blood pouring out of a head wound.”
The Liverpool Echo reported that the 16 year old’s parents held their heads in their hands when District Judge Wendy Lloyd said she considered detention in a youth offender’s institution was a likely possibility.