Football fans held in raids

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Football fans held in raids

FOUR people were charged last night with public order offences after officers mounted dawn raids on suspected football hooligans. Another eight people are also expected to be charged. Kent Police said the raids on addresses in Kent, south-east London and Surrey followed violence at the Second Division match between Gillingham and Fulham last month which left one fan dead. Eurostar train tickets to France during the World Cup were also seized in the operation.

The men were arrested as part of a continuing inquiry into the killing of Fulham fan Matthew Fox, 24, from Purley, south London, near Gillingham's stadium on 28 March. They are due to appear before Medway magistrates in Kent on 26 May. One man has already appeared in court charged with murdering Mr Fox outside the ground during clashes between groups of rival fans.

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