City fans have bail extended

PUBLISHED: 14:10 18 April 2008 | UPDATED: 15:31 10 September 2010

Nineteen Norwich City fans arrested after serious trouble broke out following a clash with Leicester City in February have been back in the Midlands responding to police bail.

Nineteen Norwich City fans arrested after serious trouble broke out following a clash with Leicester City in February have been back in the Midlands responding to police bail.

Following the match on February 16, which ended in a 4-0 defeat for Norwich, police were called to reports of fighting between rival groups of up to 30 supporters at Loseby Lane, a short distance from the Walkers Stadium.

Buildings were vandalised and some people suffered minor injuries following the trouble which was described by eye witnesses as “scary” and “like something from a film”.

A spokeswoman for Leicestershire police said: “The 19 Norwich fans are all expected to respond to police bail, and will be bailed again to another date later this month.”

About 3,000 Canaries' followers travelled to Leicester to see the match, which was the Canaries' biggest away turnout since the team lost 6-0 at Fulham in May 2005 to seal relegation from the Premiership.

Police believe some fans left the ground early and went into the city centre. There was a large police presence in the stadium and there were verbal exchanges between the two sets of fans, but no serious signs of trouble and the main disturbances were outside the ground.

The investigation is being led by Leicestershire Constabulary, assisted by Norfolk officers, with the help of Norwich City Football Club.

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