Football case dropped against Bulwell man

An allegation against a Bulwell man that he caused trouble at a Nottingham Forest football match has been thrown out of court.

Football supporter Martin Madden (34), of Deptford Crescent, was apprehended by police officers on the opening day of the new 2013/14 season at the City Ground, Nottingham.

Madden was arrested and charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress.

The arrest was made at Forest’s home game against Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday 3rd August.

Madden, formerly of Kersall Drive, Bulwell, had previously pleaded not guilty to the charge and had been due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday for a trial.

However, on Wednesday the prosecution withdrew the charge, and the case was formally discontinued by magistrates.

Two further charges against Madden of failing to turn up at court for earlier hearings, after being remanded on bail, were also withdrawn.

Forest won the game one nil.