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20th January 2020 21:27

Former Chelsea footballer accused of assault and GBH enters plea
nottinghampost.com, By Rod Malcolm, 17 JAN 2020

A footballer who plays for Mansfield Town has denied charges of affray, assault and causing grievous bodily harm.

Jacob Mellis appeared at Nottingham Crown Court following an incident in a Mansfield street on August 16.

Judge Timothy Spencer QC adjourned the 29-year-old's case until March 13 when it will be reviewed at Leicester Crown Court.


A trial has been set for November 30 at the Nottingham court. It is expected to last for two days.

Bail was extended to Nottingham-born Mellis of King's Walk, Mansfield. He has been on the books of Premier League clubs Chelsea and Southampton.

Joanne Kane, defending, told the judge: "He is playing at the moment for Mansfield Town."


Dion Donohue admits Mansfield affray and GBH
swindonadvertiser.co.uk, By Tom Seaward, 17 JAN 2020

A FORMER Swindon Town footballer has admitted affray and assault.

Appearing before Nottingham Crown Court on Friday afternoon, 26-year-old Dion Donohue pleaded guilty to affray, GBH and assault.

The charges relate to an incident in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, on August 16 last year.

Donohue was sacked by Mansfield Town in the wake of the alleged assaults. The defender had been performing well at Swindon Town late last year and the Robins had hoped to sign him on a permanent contract.

The footballer is next due before Leicester Crown Court on March 13.

His co-accused, former team mate at Mansfield Town Jacob Mellis, 29, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.




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