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Charge after attack on Stevenage footballer Scott Laird

A man has been charged with assault following an incident at Stevenage Football Club in Hertfordshire.

The allegations relate to an attack on Stevenage footballer Scott Laird after the League Two club's 3-1 defeat of Newcastle United in the FA Cup.

Robert Fitzgerald, 24, from Stevenage, has been charged with assault and going on to a playing area at a designated football match on 8 January.

He was bailed to appear before Stevenage magistrates on 26 January.

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