[06 DEC 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Rampant Mob Maraudes
Through City Centre
mob rampaged through Coventry city centre, punching and hitting
people and damaging property in a series of unprovoked attacks.
victim suffered a broken nose as he was set upon by the hoard as
they moved from Burges to Little Park Street at 2.30am on
first struck at a taxi rank, hitting a 29-year-old man across the
back of the head as he waited for a cab.
man at the rank, aged 32, was then hit around the head and punched
and kicked in the body.
suffered a broken nose, a half-inch cut to his left eyebrow,
another cut on his head and bruising around his body and face.
group then moved along Hay Lane, damaging windows at the Golden
Cross pub and Yates’ Wine Lodge, before launching a series of
separate attacks on three men, all aged 25, in Little Park Street
– just yards away from the police station.
victim was punched and kicked until he fell to the ground.
gang ran off from him and then set upon a another man, cutting him
on the head with a bottle, before attacking and robbing a man
using a phone box. He was kicked and suffered bruising to his legs
one member of the gang of white men was arrested after the
attacks. The 18-year-old, who allegedly assaulted a police officer
trying to arrest him, has been released on bail pending further
today appealed for help in finding the mob.
Paul Reeve said:
should call 024 7653 9010.
is thought that this gang f men committed all these offences at
2.30am and it appears that they have just gone on a rampage.
are appealing for witnesses to any of these incidents, to
prevent these people from doing it again.
people they attacked were simply out enjoying themselves and
they finished the night suffering some nasty injuries.”