More than 40 charged, mostly Poles, after clashes at Conference League game
British police said on Saturday 46 men have been charged after "serious disorder outside" Villa Park on Thursday in the build up to a Europa Conference League soccer game in which authorities said three officers were injured.
West Midland's Police said in a statement, "Of those, 43 have been charged with a public order offence, while two have been charged with assaulting police officers and another has been charged with possession of a knife."
The unrest occurred ahead of kickoff in a game between Aston Villa and Legia Warsaw.
West Midland's Police said, "Those charged are aged between and 21 and 63, and around 40 are believed to be from Poland. A small number are believed to be UK residents."
Police said all apart from one of the men were due in court on Saturday and a special court had been set up at Birmingham magistrates court to begin hearing the cases this morning.