Youths championships rescheduled after violent disorder

THE England Boxing Youth championships had to be abandoned on February 15 after an appalling incident of large-scale violent disorder occurred between two groups of men at the Sports Connexion venue in Coventry. Warwickshire Police have since said that a 35-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in connection with the incident and has been released on police bail.

The police continue to work to identify all those involved and are appealing for information from those in attendance who may not have come forward yet. Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 304 of 15th February 2020. Alternatively, information can be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

The remaining semi-finals and finals however will be saved. The remaining contests will be staged at the Birtley boxing club this weekend Saturday February 29 to Sunday March 1.

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