Five Barça radicals arrested for assaulting Eintracht fans

07/16/2022 at 1:17 PM

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The detainees are part of an “ultra” group and are prohibited from approaching within a thousand meters of the club’s facilities

The police investigation is still open and the Mossos do not rule out other arrests in the coming weeks

The Mossos d’Esquadra have arrested five members of a radical Barça group related to incidents that occurred before the first leg Europa League quarter-finals on April 14 between Barcelona and Eintracht Frankfurt fans in the vicinity of Camp Nou.

As Catalan police reported this Saturday, the detainees are part of an ‘ultra’ group of Barça supporters and, for four of the five, the judge issued an order prohibiting them from approaching within a thousand meters club facilities.

On the afternoon of April 14, several supporters of the German team were attacked with blunt tools and prohibited weapons by members of the FC Barcelona ultra supporters group.

Following the attack, one of the victims was seriously injuredofficers recalled today.

Apart from attacks on Eintracht fans, there have also been incidents around Barca’s stadium and clashes with law enforcement, with blunt objects being thrown and direct attacks on police.

Following these events, the Mossos d’Esquadra opened an investigation to identify and arrest the perpetrators of the events, and the first steps made it possible to locate one of the victims, a person residing in Germany.

Subsequently, the ultras supporters who perpetrated the incidents and attacks on the opposing team were identified, and five people were arrested for their alleged involvement in the events.

The arrests took place on different days, between June 16 and July 4, and The detainees are between 18 and 46 years old..

After going to the disposal of the judge, he decreed the freedom with charge for the five, although four of those arrested are also prohibited from approaching within a thousand meters of the Barça facilities and the fifth, a restraining order. estrangement for the victim.

The police investigation is still open and the Mossos do not rule out other arrests In the next weeks.

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