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Lincoln City put Gary Simpson on 'gardening leave'

Gary Simpson has been removed from his position as Lincoln City manager.

Lincoln City put Gary Simpson on 'gardening leave' Credit: Lincoln City FC

A statement on the club's website said:

After reviewing our season so far, taking in to account progress made and performance levels achieved, the Board has decided to relieve Gary Simpson of his current duties as Manager of Lincoln City Football Club.

With immediate effect Gary will be placed on "gardening leave" until his future with us can be determined.

As a result of the foregoing, Chris Moyses has taken over first team duties for the foreseeable future.

– Lincoln City FC

Simpson's last game in charge was a 3-3 draw with Forest Green who came back from three goals down to rescue the point. Lincoln are currently thirteenth in the Conference.

Teenager killed in crash to be remembered at Lincoln City game

1 minute applause for Lincoln teenager at Lincoln City v Barnet on Saturday Credit: Steve White/EMPICS Sport

A teenager who died after a three vehicle crash in Lincolnshire over Easter Weekend will be remembered at the Lincoln City game this Saturday.

A minute's applause will take place in the 16th minute to the 16-year-old who has not been officially named.

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Police continue to analyse CCTV footage following football rampage

Credit: ITV News Central

Warwickshire Police are continuing to analyse CCTV footage taken outside a pub in Nuneaton, after violence broke out before Saturday's match between Nuneaton Town and Lincoln City.

Nearly 90 people were arrested.

Thousands of pounds of damage was caused in one pub after some supporters went on a rampage.

Full report: 87 Arrests after violence broke out before football match

Nearly 90 people have been arrested after violence erupted in a town centre ahead of a non-league football match. The trouble broke out before the game between Nuneaton Town and Lincoln City.

In one pub, dozens of troublemakers went on the rampage, causing thousands of pounds damage. Peter Bearne reports.

Eyewitness: 'Met by sea of yellow as police were everywhere'

An eyewitness to the violent disorder that started in a Nuneaton pub yesterday has called the experience frightening.

Sandra Cooper witnessed the disorder which led to 87 people being arrested prior to a football match between home-side Nuneaton Town and Lincoln City.

Those arrested have been bailed as police study CCTV as they continue their investigation.

'My officers were subject to extreme violence'

Chief Inspector Adrian Knight from Warwickshire Police says his officers were 'subjected to extreme violence' as clashes broke out in a pub yesterday ahead of a match between home-side Nuneaton Town and Lincoln City.

More than 80 people arrested in the build-up to a non-league football match have been released on bail.

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Police study CCTV footage after 'violent disorder' ahead of football match

Warwickshire Police are studying CCTV footage after 87 people were arrested in connection with 'violent disorder' in Nuneaton before a non-league football match yesterday.

The 'violent disorder' occurred at The Granby pub before a fixture between home-side Nuneaton and Lincoln City. Those who were arrested have since been released on bail.

Police say the disorder broke out in 'licensed premises' and those arrested were 'predominantly locals'.

The arrests began at 3.20pm and continued into the evening.

87 released as police investigate soccer match violence

More than 80 people arrested in the build-up to a non-league football match have been released on bail.

The arrests were in connection with an incident of "violent disorder" ahead of a fixture between home side Nuneaton Town and Lincoln City.

Everyone has now been bailed in connection with the incident. The senior investigating officer will now evaluate what action needs to be taken.

– INSPECTOR DARREN WEBSTER, WARWICKSHIRE POLICE

Police tape outside pub where disturbance took place

87 people were arrested in the build-up to a non-league football match yesterday.

Police began arresting dozens of people on suspicion of violent disorder at The Granby pub in Nuneaton town centre ahead of Nuneaton's match against Lincoln City FC.

Police tape outside pub where disturbance took place Credit: ITV News Central
Police began arresting dozens of people on suspicion of violent disorder at The Granby pub in Nuneaton town centre Credit: ITV News Central
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