Wednesday, 17 May 2017

MK Dons Fan Cleared Of Threatening Behaviour After Clash Vs AFC Wimbledon

A young Milton Keynes Dons fan, arrested after his team's 2-0 defeat to rivals AFC Wimbledon, has been cleared of threatening behaviour despite telling a policeman to: “F*** off.”

Alex Makel, 20, of Roeburn Crescent, Emerson Valley says the police line were forcing him onto the wrong coach, which was already overcrowded with supporters.

Wimbledon magistrates found him not guilty of using threatening behaviour in a Homebase car park outside AFC Wimbledon's Kingsmeadow stadium, New Malden on March 14.

Police said Makel was part of an aggressive group of away supporters shouting abuse and trying to get at AFC Wimbledon fans, resulting in him being forced to the ground and handcuffed.

I showed no intention that day to show harm to anyone,” he told the trial. “They were ushering us toward a coach that was full so we held our ground.”

PC Stuart Everton earlier told the court there was a tense atmosphere outside the ground and Makel was “very aggressive” and had to be pushed back as he tried to break the police line.

He then became more aggressive, his fists were clenched, his eyes were fixed on me and he was repeatedly shouting: 'F*** off.'

His eyes were bulging and he and he seemed shocked and surprised that I had pushed him in the chest.”

Makel said: “I'd say it as more a push to the throat and I did tell the officer to: 'F*** off.'

A number of AFC Wimbledon fans came into the car park where their cars were parked and began shouting abuse at the Milton Keynes Dons fans.

The officer grabbed me and pushed me back towards the coach.”

Makel told the court he goes to all home and away matches with a group of ten friends and has never been in trouble before.

The magistrates found the prosecution failed to prove he intended to use threatening behaviour.

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