Gdańsk policemen detained four men in connection with the participation in a fight and damage to property, which occurred in the stadium during the match between Lechia Gdańsk and Akademia Pandev. According to the officers, Lechia fans and security guards took part in the fight. The police announce further arrests. – They are only a matter of time – he emphasizes. The president of Gdańsk also referred to the events at the stadium. “(…) I can assure you that not a single zloty from taxpayers’ pockets will be used to cover the damage” – said Aleksandra Dulkiewicz.
Thursday’s match of the 1st round of the conference League football qualifying round between Lechia Gdańsk and the Macedonian Pandev Academy was interrupted in the eighth minute due to riots in the stands. The judge decided to send the players back to the dressing room when there were clashes between hooligans on the stand occupied by the hosts’ supporters. The brawl took place even before the match in the stadium in the Przystadionowy club, and then the brawl began in the stands of the Gdańsk stadium. The break in the match between Lechia Gdańsk and Akademia Pandev lasted about 40 minutes. The meeting ended with the score 4: 1 for Lechia.
Police: four detained, subsequent detentions are a matter of time
The press officer of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Gdańsk, Magdalena Ciska, told PAP that the policemen were constantly carrying out activities aimed at identifying and detaining more people who took part in a fight at the stadium on Thursday. As the police emphasized, there was a fight in the stadium between security guards and Lechia fans. – The organizer of the event, who is responsible for security at the stadium during the mass event, did not apply for the police officers to enter the stadium. As a result of the incident, four people with injuries were taken to hospital – said Ciska. Officers are constantly explaining the circumstances of the event. Police officers inspected the scene and secured traces, interviewed witnesses, secured records from surveillance cameras, as well as recordings from websites and social media, and analyzed them in detail.
On Thursday evening, criminals from the city headquarters and police officers from the provincial headquarters dealing with the crime of hooligans detained two men, aged 20 and 25, who are suspected of participating in a fight and damage to property. – The next detentions in the case are only a matter of time. At the moment, a total of four men are at the disposal of policemen in connection with this incident – explained Ciska.
Lechia Gdańsk referred to the riots, which took place at her stadium during Thursday’s team match in the 1st round of the qualifying round of the Conference League. “As we have seen, a group of hooligans interrupted the football festival for all the real fans in Gdańsk,” the club said in a statement.
President of Gdańsk: not a single zloty from taxpayers’ pockets will be used to cover the damages
The president of Gdańsk also referred to what happened in the stands during the match. “I congratulate our volleyball players with all my heart! A beautiful match and a fantastic atmosphere in the stands. I also keep my fingers crossed for Lechia Gdańsk, whose game is still going on. The match resumed and the hooligans did not manage to completely spoil the sports celebration. taxpayers’ pockets will not be used to cover the damage. The match organizer will pay for their repair “- she wrote in social media Aleksandra Dulkiewicz.
Main photo source: PAP / Jan Dzban