Almost three months after the riots before 1. FC Köln's European Cup game in Nice, the Cologne public prosecutor's office has brought charges against five FC supporters.

The allegations against the men between the ages of 26 and 31 range from dangerous bodily harm to serious breaches of the peace.

There are four different processes, three are being negotiated at the District Court of Cologne and one at the District Court of Bergisch Gladbach.

Two of the five accused are in custody.

This was announced by the Cologne public prosecutor's office at the request of the German Press Agency on Monday and confirmed a report by the "Kölnische Rundschau", which had reported on an indictment.

Just four weeks after the riots, the police had searched the houses and apartments of 16 suspects in Cologne, Hürth, Pulheim and Bergisch Gladbach and executed five arrest warrants.

All 16 involved are known as "violent sport offenders", three even as intensive offenders.

1. FC Köln has imposed stadium bans on the people identified so far by the police.

Before Cologne's first leg in the Conference League at OGC Nice, there were serious fan riots in the stadium.

There had been several injuries.

A fan had fallen from the upper tier of the audience.