Men Charged Over Wolverhampton Football Attack

Nicholas Cruwys

Four men along with two 14-year-old boys have been charged over the assault of Watford FC fan Nic Cruwys which left him with potentially life-changing injuries.

Nic Cruwys, 44, received serious head injuries when he was assaulted on 7 March after travelling to the Black Country to watch his team take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A total of 13 teenage men and boys have so far been questioned over the attack and in the last two days, detectives have charged a number of them in connection with it.  

Three men and a 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were charged on Sunday, 2 August with wounding with intent. The four men charged Daniel Lloyd, 18, a student, of Tillington Street, Stafford; Joseph Lister, 18, a carpenter, of Palmer Close, Wednesfield; Robert Beech, 18, an estate agent, of Springhill Road, Wednesfield were all charged on Sunday 2 August. 

With further follow ups another man and a teenage boy, also aged 14, were charged with the same offence. Ryan Meer, aged 18, a scaffolder, of Gailey, Staffordshire.

All the men are due to appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court on 18 September while the two boys are due before Wolverhampton Youth Court on 20 September. 

An 18-year-old and a 17-year-old remain on police bail while five others will have no further action taken against them.

Detective Sergeant Adam Keen said: “I would like to thank everyone who has come forward with information following the various appeals we have made during this investigation. 

“Our inquiries are not yet over and we are still working to get justice for Nic and his family as they continue to help Nic on his road to recovery.”

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