Six City fans charged over violence

PUBLISHED: 16:15 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 15:33 10 September 2010

Lucy Bolton

Six Norwich City fans have been charged with violent disorder in relation to trouble following the match against Leicester City in February.

Six Norwich City fans have been charged with violent disorder in relation to trouble following the match against Leicester City in February.

A Leicestershire police spokeswoman said more fans were expected to be charged before the six, aged between 18 and 43, appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court on May 15.

Nineteen Norwich City fans were arrested 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”.

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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