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Charges over Sol Campbell abuse

Sol Campbell
Twelve people were arrested on suspicion of abusing Sol Campbell

Eleven people have been charged with indecent chanting at a football match after an inquiry into suspected abuse aimed at Sol Campbell.

The Portsmouth and former England player was the subject of chanting during a game against Tottenham Hotspur at Fratton Park on 28 September.

Three teenagers, including a 13-year-old boy who cannot be named, were among those charged.

They are all due to appear before South East Hampshire magistrates next week.

Those charged are:

• Dean Nelson, 23, of Southbury Road, Enfield, London

• Bradley Barnes, 35, of Malmesbury Park Road, Bournemouth

• Oliver Silvester, 28, of High Street, Southampton

• Stuart Turner, 34, of Queen Street, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire

• Richard Gibbs, 35, of Ormonde Road, Wokingham, Berkshire

• Ian Trow, 48, of Kingshill Drive, Deans Hanger, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

• Keith Stevens, 54, of Portland Close, Hailsham, East Sussex

• Joe Turner, 18, of Langdon Hills, Basildon, Essex

Also charged were a 15-year-old boy from Winchmore Hill, London, a 15-year-old boy from Purley, Surrey, and a 13-year-old boy.

A police spokeswoman added that no further action would be taken against another man, aged 18, from Essex.

The Football Association has said it would ban for life any fans proven to have been chanting abuse.

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