Court date set for Leicester fan charged with assaulting Nottingham Forest players 6 months ago

Court date set for Leicester fan charged with assaulting Nottingham Forest players

He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on 24 February

A man has been charged after police said three Nottingham Forest players were assaulted during their 4-1 FA Cup victory over Leicester City at the weekend.

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He was banned for life by Leicester and arrested following the indent at the City Ground, with the assault occurring after Forest captain Joe Worrall had scored to give the home side a 3-0 lead.

As the celebrations continued, a Leicester fan ran on to the pitch and appeared to throw several punches at the group of players.

He was restrained by stewards just seconds after the incident happened before being dragged away by police officers.

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Cameron Toner, 19, of Leicester, has since been charged with three counts of common assault and going on to a playing area at a football match.

He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on 24 February.

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Nottinghamshire Police confirmed that Mr Toner had been released on conditional bail, which includes a condition that he does not attend any football stadium on the date of any live football game.

Steve Cooper's side ran into a 3-0 lead with first-half goals from Philip Zinckernagel, Brennan Johnson and Worrall, before Kelechi Iheanacho pulled a goal back before the break.

However, a second-half strike from Djed Spence secured a 4-1 victory for the Championship side.

Forest will now host Huddersfield in the last 16 of the FA Cup, with the game set to take place during the week commencing February 28.