A HAUL of 23 men have been charged in connection with the football related violence which brought shame on Nuneaton.
In what is the biggest breakthrough in the almost four month long investigation, police have now charged 23 men, most of whom are from the Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire area.
All 23 have been charged in relation to the incident of disorder which saw violence spiral out of control at the Granby pub in Nuneaton town centre prior to the Nuneaton Town FC crunch game versus Lincoln City on Saturday, March 18.
Police have revealed the names, addresses and ages of those who have been charged with a range of offences and.
All 23 are due to appear before Magistrates over the coming weeks.
They are: Stuart Hall, aged 41, of Gadsby Street,Nuneaton; Luke Beers, aged 22, of Ashwood Road,Nuneaton; Patrick Luke Ginnelly, aged 27, of Waverley Avenue, Nuneaton; and Gary Kent, aged 32, of Cox’s Close, Nuneaton.
All four have been charged with violent disorder and are due to appear at Leamington Magistrates Court on Wednesday, July 17.
Jamie Cheshire, aged 22, of Meadow Street, Nuneaton; Michael Such, aged 22, of Bradestone Road, Nuneaton; Andrew Gadsby, aged 24, of Higham Lane, Nuneaton; and Stephen Ginnelly,aged 50, of Franklin Court, Nuneaton have all been charged with violent disorder and are due to appear before the bench at Leamington Magistrates Court on Monday, July 22.
Nicholas Ginnelly, aged 37, of Coronation Court, Nuneaton; Shane Bartell, aged 47 from Wednesfield; Ryan Palmer, aged 37, of Keenan Drive, Bedworth; Adam Smith, aged 18, of St David’s Way, Nuneaton; and a 17 year old male from Nuneaton have all been charged with violent disorder and are due to appear at the Leamington-based Magistrates Court on Wednesday, July 24.
Andrew Gunn, aged 24, of Malvern Avenue, Nuneaton; Dean Shannon, aged 26, of Monmouth Gardens, Nuneaton; Jack Paul, aged 18, of Morwood Crescent, Nuneaton; and
Michael Phillips, aged 33, of Station Street, Atherstone have been charged with violent disorder and are due to appear at Leamington Magistrates Court on Friday, July 26.
Andrew Hextall, aged 50, of Lister Street, Nuneaton; Stephen Dunn, aged 41, of Red Deeps, Nuneaton; Adam Rogers, aged 42, of St Nicholas Road, Nuneaton; Jack Williamson, aged 22, of Chancery Lane, Nuneaton; and Laurie Spencer, aged 31, of Chilvers Court, from Nuneaton have been charged with violent disorder and are due to appear at Leamington Magistrates Court on Wednesday, July 31.
Police have charged Ricky Lynch from the Lincoln area with actual bodily harm and common assault in relation to the disorder. He first appeared at Leamington Magistrates Court on Wednesday, June 26 where he pleaded guilty. He will appear at Warwick Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday, July 17.
Originally, 87 people were arrested in connection with the incident and the huge amount of arrests caught the attention of the national media, bringing huge attention on the town, but many were released without charge.
Keep an eye on the News to find out what happens in court.