SIX men have appeared in court following an incident in which English Defence League supporters were involved in violence outside a Nuneaton town centre pub.
The men were arrested after police turned up to deal with fights which broke out in Bridge Street, Nuneaton, and in the doorway of the George Eliot pub.
Noting at Warwick Crown Court that the incident had taken place as long ago as February 2011, Judge Sylvia de Bertodano asked why it had taken so long to get to court.
Prosecutor Aliya Rashid explained that the police had been searching for witnesses and trying to track down other people who had been involved.
At the court, five men from Nuneaton, Tamworth and Rugeley, Staffordshire, pleaded guilty to a charge of violent disorder.
They were Daniel Edkins, aged 31 of Marston Lane, Nuneaton, Stephen Ginnelly aged 51 of Franklin Court, Nuneaton, John Horton aged 43 of Johnson Close, Rugeley, Neil Grant aged 45 of Stoneleigh Court, Coton Road, Nuneaton and Christopher Tully aged 26 of Cadogan Road, Dosthill, Tamworth.
But Douglas Tully aged 44 also of Cadogan Road, Dosthill, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
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