Euro clashes: Fans to face trial, 150 Russian ‘hooligans’ escape arrest

  • Agencies, Marseille
  • Updated: Jun 13, 2016 16:16 IST
Russian supporters attack England fans at the end of the Euro 2016 Group B football match between England and Russia, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France. (AP Photo)

Some 150 suspected Russian football hooligans escaped arrest for fan violence, while another 10 fans from Britain, France and Austria will face trial on Monday, the Marseille prosecutor said.

“There were 150 Russian supporters who in reality were hooligans,” Brice Robin told a news conference. “These people were well prepared for ultra-rapid, ultra-violent action. These are extremely well trained people.”

Robin said some Russian supporters were turned back on arrival at Marseille’s international airport but that others had arrived overland.

On Saturday, 35 people were injured, three seriously, in the worst violence at an international tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France, with an England football supporter in “critical but stable” condition, Brice Robin told a news conference.

Six Britons, one Austrian and three French spectators will be tried Monday for the violence in Marseille, he said.

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