The Mirror: Star Wars and Doctor Who fans in bust-up: Police called to separate sci-fans

15 05 2013

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daily-mirror-logoStar Wars and Doctor Who fans in bust-up: Police called to separate sci-fans

By Louie Smith

15 May 2013 20:52

Police were called in when a long-running dispute between the two groups spilled over into the dark side at a sci-fi convention

The Force had to be used to end a bust-up between Star Wars and Doctor Who fans.

Police were called in when a long-running dispute between the two groups spilled over into the dark side at a sci-fi convention.

It kicked off when angry organiser Richard Walker, of the Norwich Star Wars club, saw Jim Poole, 44, of rival Norwich Sci Fi Club filming the family event with two fellow Time Lord fans, one dressed as David Tennant.

Mr Walker, 63, said: “The person on the door had not not recognised them. I put my hand on Mr Poole’s arm to escort him off the premises and he said I had assaulted him.”

More than a dozen people then became involved in a bitter row at the University of East Anglia, where 1,000 sci-fi fans had gathered, many dressed as Stormtroopers.

Police arrived and put one Who fan in a car before calming things down. They decided there was no assault.

A spokesman said: “The rival groups were told to keep out of each other’s way.”

Mr Poole said he had attended “in good faith” to get autographs from Doctor Who actors.

The clubs’ dispute is over the names of their separate conventions.

(Original Story)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/star-wars-doctor-who-fans-1890801#ixzz2TOaWQm1r

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