Leicester-Legia Warsaw clash in Europa League sees 11 police officers injured, eight arrests
11 police officers were injured and 8 arrests were made during clashes with absent supporters that led to Leicester CityEuropa League home match against Legia Warsaw on Thursday, Leicestershire Police have said.
Staff responded to an incident after away supporters set off flares during the second half at King Power Stadium as they crossed the line separating the home and away sections.
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It sparked skirmishes between police and Legia Warsaw fans as officers attempted to enter the away field and Leicestershire Police confirmed the two officers were later treated at hospital for their injuries. surname.
One officer was treated for concussion while the other suffered a broken wrist.
All those arrested remained in custody until Friday morning, police said, while a “large number” of people left the stadium during the match.
The away fans were kept full-time and there were no further incidents following the 3-1 win over Leicester.
Julia Debenham, assistant police chief for Leicestershire police, said the clashes would be investigated.
“While I am pleased that our staff responded well and managed to contain away the away fans in their section and minimize contact between them and the home crowd, it is disappointing. disappointed when some fans acted the way they did and 11 staff members were injured during the match Debanham said.
“This type of behavior is unacceptable and we will fully investigate the matter to bring those offenders to justice.”