Hooligans responsible for fan violence at Saint-Etienne arrested in Split and Sibenik

Police in Split and Sibenik arrested five football fans linked to hooliganism at Saint-Etienne stadium in France during the match between the Czech Republic and Croatia on 17 June.

Four suspects were arrested in Split and brought before an investigating judge who heard them and set a month-long detention against them and bail ranging between 40,000 and 60,000 kuna for each suspect, Hina learnt from lawyers representing the arrested hooligans.

The four men arrested in Split are between 20 and 24 years old. The have no previous record.

Sibenik police arrested a 28 year old male suspected of having taken part in incidents at the Saint-Etienne stadium.

Fan violence marred EURO 2016  when Croatian hooligans threw flares onto the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard pitch, causing referee Mark Clattenburg to halt the match just before its end, and fans fought amongst themselves.

A steward was struck by a firecracker after a Croatian fan threw it onto the field and striker Ivan Perisic was nearly struck by a flare. A total of eight flares, as well as other objects, were thrown into the field. The team unsuccessfully tried to calm the crowd and Clattenburg moved every player into the centre of the field to avoid injury.

Last update: Mon, 27/06/2016 - 16:53

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