‘Ultra’ held over Man City fan assault

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Stuart Franklin

German officers occupy arrested a man after a Manchester Metropolis supporter was as soon as left combating for his existence following the membership’s game against Schalke.

Gelsenkirchen police acknowledged a 30-twelve months-prone suspect was as soon as arrested following “a violent clash” almost at present earlier than the stop of Wednesday’s Champions League match.

He has now not been named nonetheless police acknowledged the suspect was as soon as a member of the Schalke “ultras” – additionally identified because the “Hugos”.

The victim, 32, has brain injuries and remains in a extreme situation.

He has now not been publicly identified nonetheless was as soon as eager in a violent war of words with two Schalke supporters inner the Veltins Enviornment, police acknowledged.

The suspect was as soon as in custody, a joint assertion from Gelsenkirchen police and the German public prosecutor’s place of work acknowledged.

Gelsenkirchen police pronounce up a homicide division to take a look at the alleged assault and “their intensive investigation ended in the timely identification of a suspect,” the assertion persisted.

‘Knocked to the ground’

He was as soon as arrested at 10:00 GMT on 25 February within the Buer district of the city.

According to the assertion, the suspect was as soon as a member of the “Hugos” – a “problematic” allotment of Schalke supporters.

A date for the court hearing has but to be announced.

Ultimate week German police acknowledged the victim had “obtained a blow from a fist which knocked him to the ground”.

“In falling, he suffered a gigantic trauma to his cranium and brain,” the police power acknowledged.

The person’s family are being supported by Greater Manchester Police (GMP), and some participants of Metropolis’s crew who occupy stayed in Germany.

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