Ipswich fans charged with affray

TWO Ipswich football fans are today preparing to face a court on charges of alleged soccer-related violence.Ricky Marsh and Jamie Keer are due to appear before magistrates next week after a mass brawl broke out in Peterborough when Ipswich Town played a friendly there last month.

TWO Ipswich football fans are today preparing to face a court on charges of alleged soccer-related violence.

Ricky Marsh and Jamie Keer are due to appear before magistrates next week after a mass brawl broke out in Peterborough when Ipswich Town played a friendly there last month.

After a month-long investigation by police Marsh and Keer, who both live in Henniker Road, Ipswich, have been charged with affray.

The pair will appear at Peterborough Magistrates Court for their first hearings next Tuesday.

Marsh, 21 and Keer, 23, are accused of being involved in the fight which broke out in a Peterborough pub after Ipswich's 2-1 victory at London Road on July 10.

Officers from Ipswich's football unit arrested the pair, who were released on bail until this week.

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A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire police said Marsh and Keer had originally been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

However when they returned to Thorpe Wood police station in Peterborough on Wednesday, they were charged with a lesser offence.

The spokeswoman confirmed Marsh and Keer have now been charged with affray.

They are scheduled to report to the magistrates' court in Peterborough at 9.30am on the day of their hearings.

A group of Peterborough fans are also to face charges in relation to the same disturbance and will be appearing in court.

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