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Three charged over FA Cup West Midlands Derby violence

Villa Park Credit: PA

Three men have been charged this evening by police officers investigating violence at least season's FA Cup derby between Aston Villa and West Brom.

51-year-old Robert Bernard from Wednesbury has been charged with causing fear of unlawful violence alongside Carl Ashmore, 29, and John Ritchie, 34, both from West Bromwich.

All three men will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court in October.

If they're found guilty, they'll receive football banning orders barring them from attending matches.

As part of their bail conditions imposed ahead of their court appearance, none of them are allowed within five miles of Villa Park before, during and after and games.

They are also barred from going to any regulated football fixture.

Violence erupted in Birmingham following the match in March earlier this year. A number of arrests have been made in connection with the on-going investigation with more set to follow.


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West Brom take former West Ham striker on trial

Ricardo Vaz Te is out of work. Credit: PA

West Brom have taken former West Ham forward Ricardo Vaz Te on trial.

The ex-Bolton man is training with the Baggies as Tony Pulis looks at beefing up his strikeforce, Press Association Sport understands.

Vaz Te has been without a club since leaving Turkish side Akhisar Belediyespor in the summer after six months.

Midlands Match Day Live: Half-time scores

Premier League:

  • Arsenal 1 - 0 Stoke City
  • West Bromwich Albion 0 - 0 Southampton


  • Birmingham City 3 - 1 Bristol City
  • Bolton 2 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Preston 0 - 2 Derby County

League One:

  • Burton 1 - 0 Rochdale
  • Chesterfield 1 - 1 Colchester
  • Oldham 0 - 2 Peterborough
  • Port Vale 1 - 0 Wigan
  • Scunthorpe 0 - 0 Coventry
  • Southend 0 - 0 Shrewsbury
  • Walsall 0 - 0 Doncaster

League Two:

  • Mansfield 1 - 0 Crawley
  • Northampton 1 - 0 Oxford United
  • Notts County 1 - 0 Luton


Walsall fans 'absolutely ecstatic' about Chelsea clash

Walsall face Chelsea in the next round Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Walsall supporters are 'absolutely ecstatic' about the prospect of facing Premier League Champions Chelsea next month.

The Blues will face League One Walsall in the third round of the Capital One Cup on the 22nd September.

ITV News Central spoke to Steve Davies, Secretary of Walsall Supporters Trust about the prospect of hosting Chelsea in the next round.

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