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Two Italians remain in custody over Tottenham-Lazio stabbing

"The Drunken Ship" pub in Rome's central Campo dei Fiori square. Picture: AP

An INVESTIGATING magistrate yesterday ordered that two Italians charged over an attack on English football supporters in Rome should remain in custody.

At least 11 Tottenham Hotspur fans were injured in the attack at 1am on Thursday when 50 thugs stormed the Drunken Ship pub armed with knuckle-dusters, baseball bats, knives and broken bottles.

Essex builder Ashley Mills, 25, was most seriously injured,
suffering stab wounds to his leg and head. Mr Mills and his fellow fans were enjoying a drink ahead of the club’s Europa League tie against Lazio when the Ultras – right-wing hooligan fans – stormed the pub.

Two fans of Roma, the city’s other Serie A side, Francesco Ianari, 26, and Mauro Pinnelli, 25, were visited in prison yesterday by an investigating
magistrate, Italian news agency Ansa reported. The pair exercised their right of ­silence.

 
 
 

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