September 25, 2018

British men thrown off World Cup train to Volgograd after one ‘grabs at police officer’s gun’ (Independent)

British men thrown off World Cup train to Volgograd after one ‘grabs at police officer’s gun’ (Independent)

Two British men have been removed from a train travelling to the Russian city of Volgograd, where England were due to play their opening match in the World Cup. The pair were charged with minor hooliganism and being drunk in public, police said. One of the men was detained after an altercation with a police officer on the train in which he allegedly tried to grab the officer’s gun. The second man involved hurt his hand after reportedly punching a window and was taken to hospital, but has since been discharged.

Both men were removed from the train at Yelets station en route to Volgograd from Moscow. A post, purportedly from a worker on the train at the time of the incident, on a Russian social media site said the injured fan had broken a window on the train and received lacerations to his hand. Read more

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