A POLICE officer who was charged with unlawful and malicious wounding after a 16-year-old football fan was injured during ugly clashes in Barnsley town centre will appear at court next week.

Violence on Midland Street in the town centre marred Barnsley’s South Yorkshire derby clash against Sheffield Wednesday - which ended in a 2-2 draw - on February 8.

PC William Sampson, 26, was charged following a probe by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

He will next appear at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday to enter a plea.