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Ex-EFL footballer found guilty after attacking two people

An ex-EFL footballer has been has been given a suspended prison sentence after being found guilty after attacking two people.

Mitchell Rose, the younger brother of Watford player Danny Rose, was given a nine-month suspended sentence and community service following the assault in May this year.

Rose, 27, of Balby, was given the sentence at Sheffield Crown Court last month and also has been ordered to perform 180 unpaid hours of community service.

He was also ordered to fulfill a 20-day rehabilitation order through probation and was handed a restraining order by the judge.

The court heard how on the 2nd of May at around 1am, police were called to reports of a disturbance at an address in Tickhill.

Two people, a 26-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man, had reportedly been assaulted with a female needing medical treatment for a fractured cheek bone.

Rose was arrested and later charged and went on to later plead guilty and was convicted of two assaults occasioning actual bodily harm (Section 47), common assault, and criminal damage.

Investigating Officer, Jennifer Dunkin, said: “I am pleased that Rose is now facing the consequences of his deplorable actions.

“He inflicted a sustained assault on his two victims, causing them to suffer injuries which required hospital treatment.

“I hope that his sentence, will at the very least provide him with a reminder that we will not tolerate crimes of this nature in South Yorkshire. We take all reports seriously and investigate them thoroughly to bring those responsible to justice.

“I would like to commend the victims for their bravery in coming forward and reporting what happened to them.”

Rose has played for a number of clubs during his career, including that of Rotherham United, Mansfield Town, Notts County and Grimsby Town scoring 19 goals in more than 180 appearances.

He was last on the books of non league outfit Boston United.

Rose comes from a Doncaster footballing family, with elder brother Danny receiving 29 England caps and playing more than 150 times for Premier League outfit Tottenham.

He is also the cousin of former Scunthorpe, York and Aldershot star Michael Rankine, whose uncle Mark played for Doncaster Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Youth career
2008–2010 – Sheffield Wednesday
2010–2012 – Rotherham United

Senior career
2012–2015 – Rotherham United – 5 games (0 goals)
2012–2013 → Stamford (loan)
2014 → Crawley Town (loan)
2014–2015 – Ilkeston – 5 games (0 goals)
2015–2017 – Mansfield Town – 52 games (4 goals)
2017 – Newport County – 12 games (0 goals)
2017–2019 – Grimsby Town – 58 games (11 goals)
2019–2020 – Notts County – 53 games (4 goals)
2020 – Boston United – 5 games (0 goals)

His style of play: A tough tackling intelligent box-to-box central midfielder, who enjoys breaking up play, Rose played regularly as a holding midfielder in front of a back four; he can also play as right-back and centre-back as well as his favoured central midfield position.

Fans reacted as the ex-EFL footballer gets found guilty after attacking two people…

lotstosay: Completely inadequate sentencing, should have been locked up. Special treatment because he’s a footballer is so wrong.

Zoe Rocke: Will really learn with that result

Danny Weaver: What kind of punishment is that? Scar’s those people’s lives forever no doubt and not even put behind bars? Shocking

Kingargh: should be sent to prison, this really isn’t on, only a matter of time before he does it again

kASeya: Well that’s his football career down the drain. What a waste. Takes hard work and dedication to get where he got and just fucked it all up

oleoleoleollie: I sincerely hope no football club ever buys him again

ForeverAYellow: Really surprised he didn’t get jailed, especially after beating up and leaving a woman hurt like that

Hayley Thompson: What a disgusting man he is

footymadlad: now that’s pissed me off, scum like him and he gets to roam the street again, feels like we’re waiting for him to just get into trouble again

Lloyd pollock: nah thats not on like how the fuck has he avoided a prison sentence

rufcboy: what a low life, really hope those he hurt have made a full recovery, sounded a painful one

Ryan Holloway: Struggling to understand how on earth a piece of shit like that managed to avoid jail, got a lot of learning to do, get some anger management before lashing out and leaving others hurt because you can’t control yourself, selfish arrogant git

Paul Rourke: Good riddance, glad Boston saw sense and chose not to keep him on, hope he never gets signed for anyone else, you had a chance and blew it

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