Rangers fans charged

Eleven fans charged following violence

Eleven fans of Rangers football club have been charged by police following the violence which marred Wednesday's Uefa Cup final.

The clashes in Manchester broke out after Zenit St Petersburg defeated Rangers 2-0 and fans went on the rampage when a big screen showing the match in the city's Piccadilly Gardens failed to work just before kick-off.

Fifteen officers were injured, as well as a police dog, and 42 arrests were made as hundreds of riot police and supporters fought running battles.

One supporter of Zenit was stabbed, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

Greater Manchester Police have now said that 11 fans of the Scottish team have been charged - eight with public order offences, one with assault, one with being drunk in a sports ground and one with throwing a missile.

Police added that those who were not charged were either bailed, cautioned or released without charge.