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How Nuneaton football violence led to 87 arrests...

Prior to last year's fixture between Nuneaton Town and Lincoln City, on Saturday 16 March 2013, over 40 officers were deployed to Nuneaton town centre to prevent any violent confrontation.

The vast majority of Nuneaton fans declined and after attempting to engage violently with away supporters, they turned their aggression on Police.

A picture of the Granby Pub, where violence erupted in March 2013... Credit: ITV Central

Police say it became clear that home fans hoped to engage in a violent confrontation with the away supporters.

A cordon of police officers contained them at the Granby pub, where they were drinking.

Picture of a broken bottle after the violent clash between Nuneaton Town fans and police... Credit: ITV Central

After vandalising the pub and turning on officers with chairs and tables, Nuneaton fans were allowed to leave one at a time, before 87 of them were arrested and 22 were charged with violent disorder.

21 football fans jailed for total of 19 years

21 men have been jailed for a total of 19 years and six weeks at Warwick Crown Court today, after pleading guilty to violent disorder in a football-related incident.

On the morning of Saturday 16 March 2013, fans attending the Blue Square Premier League match between Nuneaton Town and Lincoln City at Sperrin Brewery Stadium, clashed with Police prior to kick-off.

Both sets of supporters were given the opportunity for safe escort to the ground.

The vast majority of Nuneaton fans declined and after attempting to engage violently with away supporters, they turned their aggression on Police.


Man seriously injured in two-car smash in Nuneaton

A man was left seriously injured after a two-car crash in Nuneaton overnight.

The 24-year-old, who was a passenger in one of the cars, suffered pelvic and neck injuries, as well as a deep gash to the head in the smash, which happened at the junction of the A5 and The Long Shoot.

The crash happened in Nuneaton yesterday Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

His condition was stabilised at the scene and he was taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 60s, was taken to the same hospital for further assessment to a back injury.

Three people in the second car - a man and a woman in their 30s and a seven-year-old child - were taken to George Eliot Hospital as a precaution after suffering minor injure in the crash, at around 6.10pm yesterday.

'Serious' traffic after Warwickshire crash

Police say they have spent more than three hours at the scene of a crash involving two cars in Warwickshire.

The collision happened on the A5 at Redgate at around 6:10am this morning.

A woman who was driving one of the cars was trapped and had to be released by fire crews.

Police say the crash has caused 'serious' traffic problems on the A5 and surrounding roads and are advising drivers to avoid the area.

Prince Harry gives support to Atlantic rowers

Prince Harry has spoken to the athletes taking part in a challenge to row across the Atlantic, wishing them luck on their journey, and having 'playful banter' with the crew.

Prince Harry is currently on an expedition in the Antarctic Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

Scott Blaney is a former serviceman from Nuneaton, who lost his leg while in Afghanistan, and is one of four men attempting to row across the Atlantic in the Row2Recovery team.

Prince Harry is currently on a challenge to walk to the South Pole. He has been joined by Kate Philp, from Worcestershire, in the Walking with the Wounded trek.

The Prince contacted the rowers via satellite phone yesterday.


Ex-serviceman to set off in Atlantic rowing challenge

An former servicemen from Nuneaton, who lost his leg in Afghanistan, is due to set off from the Canary Islands today in a rowing challenge across the Atlantic.

Scott Blaney (centre of boat) sets off today Credit: ITV News Central

Scott Blainey's four-man team were due to set off on Monday, but they were delayed because of bad weather. It is expected to take them six weeks to reach Antigua in the Caribbean.

Fire at Hindu temple in Nuneaton

Officers from Warwickshire Police were called to a fire at a property in Upper Abbey Street, Nuneaton at about 04.40hrs this morning.

The fire, at the Shri Hindu Gujarati Samaj temple, is not believed to be suspicious at this time.

A number of local residents were evacuated to the Holiday Inn, Nuneaton, and road closures were in place in Upper Abbey Street, the Roanne Ringway, Queens Road and Corporation Street.

The fire has now been brought under control by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, road closures have been lifted and residents allowed to return to their homes.

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