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Liverpool fan arrested for gender violence in Barcelona

Arrest takes place a day after local police detain a number of people for public disorder offenses in city's Plaça Reial square

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02 May 2019 12:28 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

A Liverpool FC fan was arrested in Barcelona early on Thursday morning after he attacked his female partner on Avinyó street in the city center.

The events took place two hours after the end of the Champions League semi-final match at Camp Nou between FC Barcelona and the English team.

The previous night, six other Liverpool fans were arrested for public disorder offenses, and were released on bail on Thursday by a local judge. The six will now face assault charges in a speedy trial.

The fans, who were detained by local police officers in the Plaça Reial square in the center of Barcelona, were taken to the Mossos d'Esquadra Catalan police station in Les Corts neighborhood.

The fans threw a street seller into the square's fountain and threw objects at police, behavior that Liverpool FC called "unacceptable and intolerable" in a statement, in which the club also pledged to cooperate with the local authorities.

Barcelona won the first leg of the Champions League semi-final match 3-0, with the second leg due to be played at Liverpool's Anfield stadium on Tuesday May 7.

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  • Image of FC Barcelona's Camp Nou empty on May 1, 2019 (by John Sibley/Reuters)

  • Image of FC Barcelona's Camp Nou empty on May 1, 2019 (by John Sibley/Reuters)

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