Investigation launched after officers injured in violence at Coventry City match

We're investigating following a disorder at the CBS arena yesterday (Saturday) during the match between Coventry City and Derby County.

A fight broke out in the stands between rival fans around 4:30pm which was dealt with by officers. A 23-year-old man was arrested.

As fans left a further disorder took place outside the stadium, which officers brought under control and the crowd was dispersed.

At least four police officers were injured; one suffered a dislocated shoulder and was treated in hospital. Three other officers thankfully suffered only minor injuries.

Brandon Mall, of Dartmouth Road, Coventry, has been charged with affray and is due before Coventry Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday). He remains in police custody. 

Assistant Chief Constable Jayne Meir, said: "While the vast majority of football fans attend matches to enjoy the game, it is wholly unacceptable that officers get injured during violence like that seen yesterday. 

"A full investigation is under way in partnership with the club and those found to have taken part in the disorder face prosecution and a ban from future matches."

Anyone with information is urged to contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting investigation number 20/1609727/21.

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