Ten charged with fan violence at Saint-Etienne during EURO 2016

According to unofficial sources, the Croatian police have so far arrested and charged ten people in several Croatian towns linked to hooliganism at Saint-Etienne stadium in France during a match between the Czech Republic and Croatia on June 17.

Six people have been set investigative custody. Four of the alleged hooligans were set one month detention in Split while, no decision has been made for one of the ten. Suspects have been detained in Sibenik and Osijek, whereas the court in Dubrovnik did not set any detention for three others.

The four men arrested in Split aged between 20 and 24 were set bail ranging between 40,000 and 60,000 kuna each. They are charged with participating in inciting mayhem and physically attacking other fans which led to the match being temporarily stopped after flares were thrown onto the pitch.

Split prosecutorial authorities suspect them of being part of a larger group of unidentified supporters who started the mayhem and then fought with other fans.

Unofficial sources said that Split police have arrested another suspect linked to the unrest without giving any other details.

The court in Osijek set investigative custody against a 27-year old and bail of 50,000 kuna. He is accused of being among a larger group of hooligans who threw several flares onto the pitch. 

A 28-year old suspect arrested in Sibenik is charged with the same offence. The court in Dubrovnik did not set investigative custody for three suspects aged between 22 and 32 and they were released on the condition of a ban on attending sporting events.

Based on reports from citizens, photographs and video recordings from the match, the police have "singled out more than 30 persons, who may be directly connected to the incidents in Saint-Etienne.

Last update: Tue, 28/06/2016 - 13:54

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