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Leicester-Legia Warsaw clashes in Europa League sees 12 police injured, seven arrests

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Leicester-Legia Warsaw clashes in Europa League sees 12 police injured, seven arrests

Twelve police officers had been injured and seven arrests had been made through the clashes with away supporters which marred Leicester City‘s residence match towards Legia Warsaw in the Europa League on Thursday, Leicestershire Police have mentioned.

Officers had been responding to an incident after away supporters lit flares in the second half on the King Power Stadium after they crossed the segregated line between the house and away sections.

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It sparked preventing between police and Legia Warsaw followers as officers tried to enter the away finish and Leicestershire Police have confirmed two officers had been subsequently handled at hospital for his or her accidents.

One officer was handled for concussion whereas the opposite suffered a fractured wrist.

All these arrested stay in custody as of Friday morning, police mentioned, whereas there have been additionally a “massive quantity” of ejections from the stadium through the match.

The away supporters had been held in the bottom at full-time and there have been no additional incidents following the 3-1 Leicester win.

Julia Debenham, assistant chief constable of Leicestershire Police, mentioned the clashes might be topic to an investigation.

“While I’m happy that our officers responded nicely and managed to comprise the away followers inside their part and minimise contact between them and the house crowd, it is extraordinarily disappointing that quite a few followers acted the way in which they did and twelve officers had been injured through the incident,” Debenham mentioned.

“This sort of behaviour will not be acceptable and we might be investigating the incident totally in order to deliver these offenders to justice.”

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