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Tom Lees Charged by Serbian Police after England-U21 post-match Brawl

Centre-back charged along with Spurs' Steven Caulker.

Michael Steele

Leeds defender Tom Lees is one of the players that has been charged by the Serbian Police for his part in the post-match brawl after the Euro 2013 play-off game earlier this month.

Lees, Spurs' Steven Caulker and England coach Steve Wigley are included in the 11 people that Serbian Police have charged with 'an act of violence during a football match.' This includes five Serbian players and three fans following the altercation.

Following the announcement earlier this evening (Wednesday 31st October), Leeds United made the following statement via the club website.

"Leeds United spoke with the FA on Wednesday evening in relation to reports that our defender Tom Lees is to be charged by the Serbian Police in relation to alleged incidents surrounding the recent England Under-21 international in Serbia.

"Neither the club nor the FA, or indeed the player, have received any form of formal communication, and the FA have confirmed that they will seek at the earliest opportunity to establish the exact nature of the charge and arrange for the most appropriate legal representation.

"The FA also confirmed that they are continuing their communication with the Government to bring this matter to a swift and satisfactory conclusion."