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Five charged over Uefa violence

CCTV footage of fans attacking police (GMP)
Officers and supporters were injured in the clashes

Five men have been formally charged by police investigating the serious disorder that marred last year's Uefa Cup final in Manchester.

Police said three of the men were from the west of Scotland, with the others from Manchester and Lancashire.

An estimated 150,000 Rangers fans travelled to Manchester for the Glasgow club's match with Zenit St Petersburg at the City of Manchester Stadium.

The five men are due to appear in court on 10 August.

They were named as Gordon Forrest, 44, from Bearsden; James Bell, 42, from Cumbernauld; Thomas Murphy, 27, of Greenock; David McCullough, 21, from the Burnage area of Manchester; and David Annette, 34, from Chorley.

The men were all charged with violent disorder.

Two youths from Glasgow, aged 16 and 17, are due to answer bail on Wednesday, Greater Manchester Police said.

A further two men from the Lanarkshire area, both aged 21, and a 25-year-old man from Glasgow, are due to answer bail on 14 July, while a 30-year-old Glasgow man is due to answer bail on 15 July.

Violence broke out in Manchester after a screen in a fan zone broke before kick-off. Rangers lost the match 2-0.

Police had previously released CCTV pictures of 49 people they believed were involved in the riots, which saw officers and supporters hurt and property damaged.



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