8th Dec, 2016

Police release images of five men suspected to be involved in pre-game pub brawl

Shaun Reynolds 13th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

POLICE have released images of five men suspected of being involved in a disorder shortly before a Coventry City football match.

It is believed trouble broke out between Coventry City and Northampton Town fans near to R.A.O.B Social Club on the Foleshill Road at around 2.45pm on Saturday, August 27.

A 62-year-old man was assaulted and needed hospital treatment for a head injury.

Following the attack, officers have been trawling through CCTV and continuing enquiries.

They have now released CCTV images of men they want to trace in connection with the disorder.

PC Craig Harding, from the force’s football unit, said: “This was a particularly nasty assault and we are determined to bring to justice all those people involved in the disorder.

“We are sure that someone knows who these people are and we are appealing to people to come forward with a name.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to appeal to the men in the images to do the right thing and come forward as it is only a matter of time before we come knocking at your door.”

A further six men have been arrested and bailed while enquiries are on-going.