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Two guilty of Uefa Cup violence in Manchester

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

Two men have been found guilty for their part in violence that broke out in Manchester city centre following the 2008 Uefa Cup final.

Brian McVicar, 20, and Greg McKenna, 22, both of East Kilbride, Scotland, were convicted at Manchester Crown Court of violent disorder on Wednesday.

A total of 11 men have appeared in court in connection with the violence in the town centre on 14 May 2008.

All will be sentenced at a later date, which will be set on 28 May.

Seven men pleaded guilty to violent disorder at earlier hearings. Another man admitted assaulting a police officer and the eleventh man was convicted of the same offence.

About 150,000 Rangers fans travelled to Manchester for the Glasgow club's match with Zenit St Petersburg, which the Russian side won.

A big screen erected for fans without tickets broke down, which led to disturbances throughout the city centre.

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



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