Five Leicestershire men have been charged following violence in Nottingham city centre ahead of a Leicester City football match.
Leicester City played Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on February 6, 2022, and there were a number of incidents of crowd violence across the city centre. One of the biggest incidents was at Fat Cat bar on Chapel Bar, where a group of Leicester City fans threw chairs and a table at the bar’s windows.
Nottinghamshire Police issued a statement confirming that four men were arrested during a series of dawn raids in Leicestershire over the last month after being identified from CCTV footage and social media. A fifth person was later arrested on Monday, March 14.
The five men have now been charged with violent disorder and have been named by Nottinghamshire Police, they are:
⦁Tyrone Smith, aged 37, of Central Road, Leicester
⦁Craig Jones, aged 23, of Arden Avenue, Leicester
⦁Przemyslaw Danik, aged 41, of Rutland Street, Leicester
⦁Neil Munden, aged 53, of Winforde Crescent, Leicester
⦁Craig Flint, aged 40, of Silver Street, Whitwick, Leicestershire
Munden has been bailed to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on April 7, while the other four men are currently on conditional bail and will appear at Nottingham Crown Court on April 4, NottinghamshireLive reports.
Detective Sergeant Jon Kerry, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “While the majority of people who attended the match were genuine supporters, were well behaved and had an enjoyable time, unfortunately there were a small number who were intent on causing harm. This will not be tolerated in our city. I am pleased we have now charged five people in connection with this disorder.
“This is a result of hard work and dedication across a number of departments who have worked together and had to gather evidence and analyse hours of CCTV and mobile phone footage.
“The investigation is very much ongoing and as our enquiries continue we will maximise every opportunity to catch all those believed to be involved in this appalling violence and bring them before the court. I would encourage them to do the right thing and hand themselves in as soon as possible.”
Anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any CCTV, mobile phone or dash-cam footage which could assist the police with their investigation is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 182 of 6 February 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.