Bromley and Bexley football fans charged after Crystal Palace v Charlton violence

A lit flare at the Crystal Palace v Charlton match.

A lit flare at the Crystal Palace v Charlton match.

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TWO people from Bromley, including a 16-year-old boy, and one from Bexley have been charged after Charlton supporters allegedly went on the rampage on Saturday evening.

Groups of Charlton supporters have been accused of smashing up cars and damaging residents' property following their team's 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Trouble had initially started inside the ground, when several rows of seats were broken, flares illegally set off and toilets damaged.

But problems escalated as the away fans went home, with fans allegedly jumping on cars, knocking down parts of a wall and smashing vehicles as they made their way to Norwood Junction station.

Ten people have been arrested so far and four charged.

They include a 16-year-old boy from Bromley who was arrested and charged with possession and discharge of a flare at a sporting event, and is due to appear at Croydon Youth Court on February 14.

Alex Kingshott, aged 35, of Hillview Road, Chislehurst, has been charged with possession of cocaine and Nicky Windham, 28, of Latham Road, Bexleyheath, has been charged with affray.

Both will appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on February 27.

A fourth man, Mark Wilson, from Sutton in Surrey, was charged with possession and discharge of a flare at a sporting event.

Six other men were arrested for a variety of offences including affray, police obstruction, public disorder offences and possession of class A drugs.

They have all been bailed to return to a south London police station in March.

More arrests are expected after police confirmed they were investigating damage caused after the match.

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