Spurs fans stabbed as rival supporters clash in Rome

10:25 22 November 2012

A general view of the Drunken Ship in Campo De Fiori, Rome the morning after five english football fans we injured after being attacked by Ultras. Photo credit: Pau Hirst/PA wire

A general view of the Drunken Ship in Campo De Fiori, Rome the morning after five english football fans we injured after being attacked by Ultras. Photo credit: Pau Hirst/PA wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Tottenham Hotspur fan has been seriously injured and nine others hurt in clashes between rival fans in Rome.

Trouble flared ahead of tonight’s Europa League game between Spurs and Lazio.

Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported scenes of “urban warfare” erupting in the early hours of this morning shortly after 1am in the Campo de Fiori with up to 100 “Ultras” - notorious troublemakers - attacking a band of Spurs fans.

Ten were left wounded with two stabbed, one of whom was believed to be critically ill. The violence is believed to have occurred at the Drunken Ship pub as fans of the London club were enjoying a drink.

Photographs show the pub wrecked.

The newspaper reported the Lazio fans were armed with knives, baseball bats, belts and knuckle dusters and they went on to “destroy” the venue.

One witness told the paper: “We feared the worst.”

It is believed police made some arrests at the scene.

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed they were investigating.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crime news

Friday, August 28, 2015
She was playing with her family in Hanworth Park when she was hit by the pellet that could have killed her (Photo: Google StreetView)

The little girl was running from her mother to her grandfather in Hanworth Park when they heard a loud noise like an air rifle shot.

Police say she could have been killed.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Police are investigating a rape in Park Road on Sunday

A crime scene has been set up after a woman reported being raped in Muswell Hill in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Dodgy disguise: The men robbed the pawnbrokers dressed all in black

Two men who dressed in burkas to rob a pawnbrokers in Brixton’s famous Atlantic Road have been jailed for 20 years.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
If you recognise this man, please call  police on 101 and give them reference number 174543 (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

Shocking CCTV footage has been released of a pub brawl which left a man needing stitches after he was glassed on the head.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Robert Andrews spent 30 years with the Met (Picture: Edward Smith)

A former Met police officer who arranged to meet a man claiming to be only 14-year-old on the gay social media app Grindr was caught out by a vigilante group calling itself The Paedophile Squad.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
The house at the end of Huddleston Close

A man has been charged with the murder of his 79-year-old father at his home in Bethnal Green and the attempted murder of two children, including a toddler.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Read more
Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Read more
Free weekly shop? Yes please!

Win £200 to spend at Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets. Asda prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here.

Read more