Irish Fans Held After Clashes With Police

Three Irish supporters were among 14 people arrested in Poznan early yesterday morning after dozens of riot police were dispatched to the Old Town square.

The men have been detained on suspicion of public order offences, vandalism and damage to property, but are not thought to have been involved in clashes with police.

They are believed to have been with a large group of people from other countries when bottles, glasses and a lamp were smashed in a bar.

“This is an isolated incident,” said the mayor of Poznan at a press briefing. “This kind of incident is not unusual with a gathering of this size and the fans’ behaviour has normally been excellent.”

On Friday, two Irish men were detained on arrival in Poznan, after being reported for abusive behaviour by airline staff.

Staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Poznan have been notified of both incidents involving Irish fans, but no charges have been brought as yet.


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