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Update: Man pleads guilty to Wembley Stadium death

Friday, 18 November, 2011 2 comments

Ian Mytton, a 41-year-old man from Redditch, Worcestershire, has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a Cardiff City football fan in September.

Michael Dye, aged 44, died following a scuffle outside Wembley Stadium’s Gate C. On the night of the incident Mr Dye, a stonemason and father-of-three, was rushed to Northwick Park Hospital with a fractured skull, but succumbed to his injuries soon after.

Mytton appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from prison to enter his guilty plea.

While the attack was initially claimed to be a result of in-fighting between Welsh fans, there is a great debate on the Cardiff City forum over Mytton’s motive. It is being argued that he is actually an England fan and supporter of Aston Villa.

If this is true, then one poster suggests that Mytton might have deliberately gone to the Welsh fan’s turnstile to launch the attack. Another poster claims he knows of Mytton’s allegiance to Villa because he has “two good mates serving time with him at Blakenhurst”, while a third states that he was thought to be “of previous good character.”

Mytton is due to be sentenced on 21st December.

Trick or Treat?

Monday, 31 October, 2011 1 comment

According to a recent survey commissioned by Santander Insurance, 1 in 5 people would support banning Trick or Treating following the riots which swept across London earlier this year. 

Around 22%  of people surveyed believe that the yearly custom should have an outright ban, while 50% said that parental accompaniment should be compulsory in order to control the behaviour of children.

Furthermore, 43% of people would support a ban on people wearing masks which obscure the face over Halloween, and over a third of people asked would support a ban on people wearing hooded tops.

Andy Smith, head of media relations at Santander, said: “The summer’s riots resulted in a huge amount of innocent people becoming victims of crime. Our research would suggest that there is genuine concern about any more criminal damage or anti-social behaviour taking place in the period that surrounds Halloween and bonfire night – a period which many people already find intimidating”.

Are these fears founded or is it a lot of fuss about nothing? We want to know what you think: 

MPs split over EU vote

Tuesday, 25 October, 2011 1 comment

David Cameron faced what can arguably be seen as the biggest test of his leadership yesterday as a backbench motion calling for a referendum on Europe caused a massive rift within the House of Commons.

The decision of Cameron and Miliband not to allow a free vote within Parliament, opting for a three-line whip in the hope of controlling MPs votes, was met with fierce criticism from both The Commons and the general public.

After a five-hour debate on the pros and cons of EU membership and why the public should or should not be allowed to determine our future within Europe, 483 MPs voted to reject the motion, with only 111 voting in favour leaving a majority of 372 out of a total of 650 MPs in the House of Commons.

This result has sparked uncertainty over the future of several MPs within their parties. Grassroots reaction from Twitter and other social media sources suggest widespread public dissatisfaction with the result of the vote.

Twitter user Edward Butler-Ellis, who tweets under the username @EdwardBE1 and describes himself as an ‘avid Conservative campaigner’ said: “how is the #eureferendum a distraction for parliament? The EU is the single largest influence over the UK, don’t insult us. #referendumNOW

charlotteahenry, a self-described liberal, said: “Fuming about today’s self indulgent antics in Parliament, given what’s going on in the real world. Do MPs still wonder why nobody cares?”

Meanwhile, Labour supporter Shereef Abdallah (@Sheik74Shereef ) said: “Cameron is sleep walking to disaster. Even after the Euro vote, what happens if UK has d.dip recession ? Govt won’t survive till 2015.”

The list of rebels is as follows:

Conservative

Stuart Andrew

Steve Baker

John Baron

Andrew Bingham

Brian Binley

Bob Blackman

Peter Bone

Graham Brady

Andrew Bridgen

Steve Brine

Fiona Bruce

Dan Byles

Douglas Carswell

Bill Cash

Christopher Chope

James Clappison

Tracey Crouch

David T.C. Davies

Philip Davies

David Davis

Nick du Bois

Caroline Dinenage

Nadine Dorries

Richard Drax

Mark Field

Lorraine Fullbrook

Zac Goldsmith

James Gray

Chris Heaton-Harris

Gordon Henderson

George Hollingbery

Philip Hollobone

Stewart Jackson

Bernard Jenkin

Marcus Jones

Chris Kelly

Andrea Leadsom

Jeremy Lefroy

Edward Leigh

Dr. Julian Lewis

Karen Lumley

Jason McCartney

Karl McCartney

Stephen McPartland

Anne Main

Patrick Mercer

Nigel Mills

Anne-Marie Morris

James Morris

Stephen Mosely

Sheryll Murray

Caroline Nokes

David Nuttall

Matthew Offord

Neil Parish

Priti Patel

Andrew Percy

Mark Pritchard

Mark Reckless

John Redwood

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Simon Reevell

Laurence Robertson

Andrew Rosindell

Richard Shepherd

Henry Smith

John Stevenson

Bob Stewart

Gary Streeter

Julian Sturdy

Sir Peter Tapsell

Justin Tomlinson

Andrew Turner

Martin Vickers

Charles Walker

Robin Walker

Heather Wheeler

Craig Whittaker

John Whittingdale

Dr. Sarah Wollaston

Labour

Ronnie Campbell

Rosie Cooper

Jeremy Corbyn

Jon Cruddas

John Cryer

Ian Davidson

Natascha Engel

Frank Field

Roger Godsiff

Kate Hoey

Kelvin Hopkins

Steve McCabe

John McDonnell

Austin Mitchell

Dennis Skinner

Andrew Smith

Graham Stringer

Gisela Stuart

Mike Wood

Lib Dem

Adrian Sanders

Democratic Unionist Party

Gregory Campbell

Nigel Dodds

Jeffrey Donaldson

Dr. William McCrea

Ian Paisley Jr.

Jim Shannon

David Simpson

Sammy Wilson

Green

Caroline Lucas

Independent

Lady Hermon

POSITIVE ABSTENTIONS (Went through both Aye & No lobbies) 2

Ian Stewart (Conservative)

Mike Weatherley (Conservative)


Wembley Stadium death: accused in court

Friday, 16 September, 2011 Leave a comment

Ian Mytton, a 41 year old man from Redditch, is currently being held responsible for the death of Michael Dye. Mytton appeared in court on Monday and faces manslaughter charges after Dye, aged 44, succumbed to head injuries sustained from an attack last Tuesday outside Gate C at Wembley Stadium, moments before the England versus Wales kick-off.

It has been thought that Mytton’s motive towards the Cardiff City fan was rooted in football rivalry, but police are currently unable to decide whether this is mere speculation or not. Six men were initially arrested in conjunction with the attack, and all were Wales supporters. Mytton will appear before Worcester Crown court on September 20th.

Michael ‘Mike’ Dye left behind three children and his new partner Nathalie. He was a keen footballer and had supported Cardiff City since childhood. A friend said of Dye: “He’d been in scrapes with rival fans in the past – if he was fronted up by anyone he would not take a step back.” Although initial reports suggested that Dye was treated for cardiac arrest at the scene, the actual cause of death was blunt trauma to the back of the head.

Wembley Stadium update: witnesses wanted after 6 arrests

Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 Leave a comment

Detectives continue to investigate a murder prior to the England v Wales football match at Wembley last night.

Police were called at 7.20pm on Tuesday, 6 September, to an area outside Wembley Stadium following reports of an assault. Michael John Dye, 44, of Cardiff, suffered head injuries outside Gate C of Wembley Stadium. Some reports claim he fell to the ground after being punched as he walked through the turnstiles. London Ambulance Service treated him for a cardiac arrest before taking him to Northwick Park Hospital.

He was pronounced dead at 8.50pm. A post mortem examination is being carried out today (Wednesday) at Northwick Park.

Six men aged late 20’s to early 40’s were arrested inside the ground in connection with the death. They were taken to various London police stations where they remain in custody. All six were arrested in the Wales supporters’ area of the stadium. There are rumours that Mr Dye’s death was the result of rivalry between Cardiff and Swansea fans, although this is just speculation at the moment.

Police from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command (HSCC) are investigating, and inquiries continue to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Sheila Stewart of the Homicide and Serious Crimes Command said:

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident involving Mr Dye, which occurred on the concourse of the stadium near Gate C, to please come forward. It was understandably busy and I’m sure there must be lots of people who can assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information that may assist should call the incident room on 020 8358 0100; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Image courtesy of Sam Ryan, Flickr.

Wales football fan dies outside Wembley Stadium

Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 1 comment

A man in his 40s died on Tuesday night following a scuffle just before the England v Wales match at Wembley Stadium.

The Wales supporter, named locally as Mike Dye, aged 44, was taken to hospital at 7.20pm suffering from head injuries. A fight reportedly broke out near the exit turnstiles of the stadium. He died in hospital just before 9pm.

Six men have been arrested in conjunction with Mr Dye’s death. They are all reported to be Welsh; more rumours suggest that the scuffle may have broken out as a result of rivalry between Cardiff and Swansea fans.

Cardiff City FC, who Mr Dye supported, will be making a tribute to him at their next fixture which will be played in Doncaster.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police are now seeking witnesses to Mr Dye’s murder.