Police officer injured during Valletta vs Hibs football match

Two officers assaulted while trying to control a group of Valletta supporters

File photo
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A police constable was slightly injured in the course of stopping a group of Valletta FC supporters from climbing over a gate and into a restricted area during Sunday's Premier League football match between Valletta and Hibernians.

The incident occurred at about 6:15 p.m., at the National Stadium, Ta' Qali.

The Police’s communications office said the injured police officer and a colleague, were assaulted and subjected to a tirade of abuse while trying to control the rowdy crowd.

A supporter, 35, has been arrested.

Yesterday’s match of the BOV Premier League saw Hibernians winning 2-1.

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