Police investigating after disorder breaks out during Coventry City FC celebrations

West Midlands Police are investigating after a disorder broke out in Broadgate Square, Coventry, last night (9 June).

They say several hundred people met in Broadgate from 5pm to celebrate the news that Coventry City FC had been promoted to the Championship.

Around 9.15pm it's reported some of the group chased two men who were not part of the gathering.

It’s alleged one of the two men brandished a knife towards the group.

A window was broken during the disturbance and bottles were thrown but nobody was injured.

A knife was later recovered from a bin.

Our officers acted with great courage to put themselves between the group and the two men to prevent the situation escalating further.

Coventry Police Superintendent Phil Healy

The Coventry City FC website has released a statement saying they are 'aware of videos of supporters on Tuesday night in Broadgate on social media.'

They say they have passed reports of these videos to West Midlands Police and will liaise directly with them regarding these.

CCFC are clear and long-standing in our anti-racism and discrimination stance and our support for Kick It Out – both shown most clearly in our 2 Tone shirt this season – and more recently the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Coventry City FC statement