Euro 2016 violence: Tipton man jailed for part in disorder in France

An England fan from the Black Country has been jailed for three months after appearing in a Marseille court charged in connection with the weekend violence.

Ashley Kelly, from the Tipton area, was also given a two-year ban from France for throwing seven bottles outside the stadium.

The court heard yesterday that the 26-year-old construction worker is a single father who lives with his parents. He was one of five England fans who appeared in court in France yesterday in connection with the violence. Another man from the Black Country was due to appear in court in Birmingham today after a police officer spotted him in television pictures of the Marseille disorder.

Daniel Warlow, from Spring Meadow, Tipton, is accused of being involved in the trouble which erupted in the French port city on the opening day of the Euro 2016 football tournament on Friday, June 10.

England fans had gathered in the city ahead of the Three Lions' first match of the tournament against Russia. A West Midlands Police spokeswoman confirmed an UK-based 'spotter' had seen the 24-year-old, who has since returned to the UK.

He was summonsed to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court today, where he could face a five-year football banning order.

Chaotic scenes in France have left one fan with severe head injuries and Euro 2016 organiser Uefa threatening to ban England and Russia if there is any repeat. Home Secretary Theresa May said England fans involved in the 'indefensible' violence in Marseille have let their country down.

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