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Men in court over Uefa violence

CCTV footage of fans attacking police (GMP)
Around 150,000 Rangers fans were in the city when the violence broken out

Eleven men charged over football violence which broke out on the streets of Manchester following a Uefa Cup final have appeared in court.

Around 150,000 Rangers fans travelled to the city for the Glasgow club's match with Zenit St Petersburg, which the Russian side won 2-0 in May 2008.

The men, who are accused of violent disorder, were granted bail at Manchester Magistrates' Court.

Two of the men are also accused of attacking police officers.

Scott McSeveney, 21, of Shotts, North Lanarkshire, and Mark Stoddart, 25, from Glasgow, have been charged with assaulting a police officer.

The court heard one of two 17-year-old boys also charged with violent disorder, had since died.

Football match

Prosecutor Andrew Holt said Daniel Boyle, from Glasgow, was killed in a car crash.

The other youth, who did not attend the hearing, is due in court on 12 October.

The case centres around the aftermath of the football match at the City of Manchester stadium.

A big screen for fans without a ticket failed to work, which caused disturbances throughout the city centre.

Rangers fans were involved in five hours of clashes with officers.

In separate incidents, two police officers became separated from their units, surrounded and then attacked.

Along with Mr McSeveney and Mr Stoddart; Greg McKenna, 22, of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire; Brian McVicar, 19, of East Kilbride; Gordon Forrest, 35, of Bearsden, Glasgow; James Bell, 42, of Cumbernauld, Glasgow appeared in court earlier.

Thomas Murphy, 27, of Greenock; David McCullough, 20, of Burnage, Manchester; David Annette, 34, of Chorley, Lancashire; John Saunders, 31, of Cumbernauld, Glasgow, and Michael Hindle, 21, of Leyland, Lancashire, are also accused of their part in the violence.

They will next appear at Manchester Crown Court on 20 November.



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