Police arrest 2 for attempted murder before Liverpool-Roma game


The Police in Liverpool prior to Tuesday’s Champions league semi-final between the Reds and their Italian opponents, AS Roma arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder.
 The two men from Rome, were brought in after a man was left with serious injuries.
Police said in a statement that a 53-year-old man from Ireland had suffered a head injury and was in a critical condition in hospital.
“We believe the victim was in Liverpool with his brother for the Liverpool v Roma semi-final and was assaulted during an altercation between Roma and Liverpool fans near to the Albert pub at about 7.35pm,” police said.
“Witnesses report that the victim was hit with a belt and then fell to the ground.”
Police said the men, aged 25 and 26, had been taken in for questioning.
The BBC reported that a group of Roma supporters had attacked Liverpool fans using belts.
Liverpool, who won the match 5-2, said they had been in touch with the emergency services and would offer any support they could to the fan and his family.
“Liverpool Football Club is shocked and appalled after a Liverpool supporter was left in a critical condition having been attacked prior to the Champions League fixture against AS Roma,” the club said on their website.




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