today's Pick
Man held after football fan dies in SwedenPublish Date: Apr 01, 2014
Man held after football fan dies in Sweden
  • mail
  • img
People gather against soccer violence around a makeshift memorial with flowers, candles and club scarfes at the spot in central Helsingborg, southern Sweden, on March 31, 2014, where a Djurgarden IF supporter got assaulted and died of his head injuries. CREDIT/AFP (Source: TT News Agency)
newvision

STOCKHOLM - A man in his twenties was arrested in the southern Swedish town of Helsingborg on Tuesday in connection with the death of a football fan from head injuries over the weekend, a police source said.

The 28-year-old suspect presented himself to a police station late Monday, police spokesman Kenneth Andersson told AFP, confirming a press report.

A 44-year-old fan was taken to hospital with severe head injuries received during fighting in Helsingborg town centre, 30 minutes before a league match between Stockholm team Djurgaarden and Helsingborg on Sunday.

He died in hospital soon after the game started.

During the match Djurgaarden supporters began chanting "murderer, murderer" and invaded the pitch, forcing the referee to cancel the match.

The Swedish government recently introduced plans to bar known hooligans from football stadiums for up to three years with proposals to ban the use of face masks often worn by extremist supporter gangs.

It was the second death in Sweden in football hooligan-related violence -- a supporter died during fighting in Stockholm city centre in 2002 during a game between Gothenburg and Stockholm team AIK.

AFP

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Japanese women are world
Japanese men''s life expectancy rose above 80 for the first time in 2013, but was still several years below that of their female counterparts....
Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast
Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday....
The surprise nomination of President Robert Mugabe''s wife to head the ruling party''s powerful women''s wing has injected new intrigue into the fight to succeed the 90-year-old strongman....
IGP: PM was misled on police arrests
It is not true that the country is unstable, on the contrary it is more stable now than before. When I was appointed Inspector General of Police, the situation in the country was more tense....
Senior finance ministry official found dead in city hotel
A senior official in the finance ministry was found dead in a hotel in a Kampala city suburb on Monday, a day after he reportedly checked in....
Men also develop breast cancer
WHILE rare, breast cancer does occur in men and is often diagnosed at a later age and stage than in women, experts say...
Should private schools and institutions be given tax exemption?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter