21/04/2008

Men Arrested Over Villa Fan Death

Three men are being questioned following the death of an Aston Villa fan outside the clubs grounds on Sunday.

Three men aged, 20, 21 and 29 have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 26-year-old Christopher Priest of Sutton Coldfield who died in City Hospital following the incident.

The football fan was hit by a Volkswagen Golf after the team beat their local rivals Birmingham City 5-1.

Kent police say that the 20-year-old suspect was an Aston Villa fan.

Mr Priest's mother Barbara told reporters: "He was a wonderful son and didn't deserve this. He will be sadly missed by me, his dad Lee, sister Natalie and all his family."

Anyone with information is asked to call Queens Road police station on: 0845 113 5000.

(DS/JM)

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