Coventry & Warwickshire

Nine arrests in Coventry's Cheylesmore disorder

Parked car alight
Image caption A parked car was set alight and a petrol bomb thrown in Cheylesmore on Tuesday night

Nine people have been arrested after a car was set alight and officers came under attack in part of Coventry on Tuesday night.

Officers said a parked car was set on fire and a petrol bomb was thrown in the Daventry Road area of Cheylesmore at about 22:30 BST.

The nine people were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

West Midlands Police said it was the only serious public disorder incident reported in Coventry on Tuesday night.

A window was smashed at Domino's Pizza in Quorn Way, Binley, but business resumed as normal on Wednesday morning.

In a continuation of the violence of the previous three nights, the West Midlands saw looting in Birmingham city centre, Wolverhampton and West Bromwich.

There was also disorder in Leicester, Nottingham, Liverpool, Gloucester and Bristol. In Manchester and Salford more than 100 arrests were made.

Image caption The damaged vehicle in Cheylesmore on Wednesday morning

In Coventry, more than 20 police were involved in the Cheylesmore incident and in total nine men were arrested. Most were said to be in their late teens or early-20s and one man is in his 40s.

No-one was injured during the incident.

Ch Insp Kerry Blakeman said: "This was a hazardous situation for the officers but they brought it under control quickly, chased down key suspects and made several arrests."

No incidents were reported at Coventry's Central Six shopping area or Jubilee Crescent, which saw disorder on Monday night.

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