Northumbria Police working with Paris police after Newcastle United fans attacked in France

A bar full of Newcastle fans was attacked the evening before the Champions League fixture.

Newcastle United fans have arrived in Paris ahead of their club's Champions League fixture, but some have already had their experience in the French capital tainted.

Videos began to surface on social media on the evening of Monday, November 27 - the evening before matchday - of Parisian hooligans attacking a bar full of Newcastle fans.

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In reference to the incident, a Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “We are aware of reports on social media of Newcastle fans being targeted in a Paris bar.

“We can confirm we have officers in France supporting authorities."

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“We want all fans to have a safe and enjoyable time.”

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has confirmed its team have not been approached for assistance, but their staff stand ready to support British nationals abroad.

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Newcastle United will play Paris St Germain on Tuesday, 28 November as part of the penultimate Champions League matchday.

It is understood no serious injuries came as a result of the probed attacks as a Newcastle United Supporters Club issued a short response to the event, suggesting the reality was not as bad as it appeared on video.

NUSC tweeted: "We have responded to all emails and DMs. We will continue to be available for supporters. We were in the bar tonight that was attacked. Yes, it’s s--t but the videos make it look worse than it was. Our advice remains stick together and look after each other."

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