Two held after attacks on foreign fans ahead of Europa League final

Police have detained two residents of Gdańsk on suspicion of attacking foreign football fans in the city for the final of the UEFA Europa League.

According to the police, the identity of the remaining attackers is also known, and further arrests are planned.

On Tuesday evening, hooligans associated with the Lechia Gdańsk football team attacked foreign fans, in town for the match between England’s Manchester United and Spain’s Villareal, in a restaurant garden in the city's Old Town.

Michał Sienkiewicz of the Gdańsk Police press office told PAP the two detained men, aged 26 and 37, will face charges of participating in a hooligan gathering.

"We are not publishing images of the remaining wanted people, because we know their identities," Sienkiewicz told PAP. "Their detention is just a matter of time."

Video material posted on social media appeared to show Lechia Gdansk hooligans attacking the foreign supporters.

Gdansk police said around 22:00 on Tuesday they received information about 20-30 people running into a restaurant garden and attacking people sitting there. Police attended the scene but the hooligans had already fled and officers were informed of the crime by the injured foreigners.