Police issue statement on Newcastle United stab victim in Milan
The incident is said to have occurred overnight in the Italian city
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Northumbria Police have issued a statement following reports of a fan being stabbed in Milan ahead of the Magpies’ Champions League fixture against AC Milan.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “We are aware of reports of a Newcastle United supporter being seriously assaulted in Milan yesterday evening.
“We can confirm we are supporting authorities in Italy.”
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The incident is said to have occurred last night ahead of Newcastle’s opening game of their Champions League group stage campaign when a group of masked men approached a small group of Newcastle fans on the evening of Monday, September 18.
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has said they were not approached for consular assistance regarding the incident.
Earlier today Newcastle United also released a statement regarding the incident. A club spokesperson said: “We are deeply concerned by reports that a supporter was seriously assaulted in Milan on Monday evening and we are liaising with local authorities to understand the circumstances.
“Our thoughts are with the supporter and their family and we hope for a full and speedy recovery.”