Luton fans in 'self defence' over Lincoln City violence

The Ritz pub in Lincoln Police launched Operation Hartford to target the "football hooligans" involved in the pub disorder

Four Luton Town fans have been cleared of involvement in violence before last season's match at Lincoln City.

A number of people were arrested after a disturbance in the Ritz pub on 6 October 2012 prior to the game.

During the disorder, furniture and glasses were thrown and two women were treated for injuries from flying glass.

A jury at Lincoln Crown Court heard the men acted in "self defence". Twelve Lincoln City fans who admitted charges are to be sentenced at a later date.

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