The Provincial Court of Asturias has sentenced four years and three months in jail to Alfonso TM, the only one of the fifteen members of the Ultra Boys group who did not acknowledge the attacks on National Police officers that took place before the Asturian derby in Gijón in 2017.
The sentence condemns the defendant to three years in prison for a crime of public disorder and one year and three months in prison for an attack in an ideal contest with one of minor injuries, in addition to the payment of a 600 euro fine and to compensate the injured agent with 120 euros. The defendant has, however, been acquitted of a crime of injuries in a riot.
Alfonso TM is also investigated in the legal proceedings opened after the death of a Deportivo fan in Madrid. He is accused of a tumultuous fight.
The court ruling points to testimony of the agents who testified at the trial and that they identified the defendant as the aggressor of one of his companions. The Court does not impose on the fifteen defendants the accessory penalty of prohibiting them from going to and accessing the El Molinón stadium or any other stadium in the competitions organized by the Professional Football League.
Prior to the trial, on October 21, the rest of the defendants reached an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office by which they acknowledged the facts and agreed to a reduction of the sentences to between one and two years in prison, in order to try to evade jail, in addition to the payment of the corresponding compensation to the injured officers.
The events took place on September 9, 2017, in the outskirts of El Molinón where he was going to play the Sporting-Oviedo match of that 2017-18 season. The meeting was classified as ‘high risk’. For this reason, a specific security device was established in which different teams from the National Police of Gijón, Oviedo and Madrid intervened.
The incidents occurred when the bus transporting Sporting arrived at the stadium and was blocked by the presence of some 2,000 Sporting supporters, among whom were all the accused, belonging to the ‘Ultraboys’ group. Several police crews came to make way for the bus but were received by the defendants, and other unidentified people, with throwing bottles, fences, flares, containers, chairs, stones and other objects.
As a consequence of the confrontation, 12 agents of the National Police were attacked and many of them wounded of varying degrees.