Fan admits part in Irish football violence

A POLISH football fan from Suffolk has today admitted his part in the disturbances which flared up before the weekend's international game in Belfast.

A POLISH football fan from Suffolk has today admitted his part in the disturbances which flared up before the weekend's international game in Belfast.

Tomasz Bobrowicz, 30, was one of four men to plead guilty to disorderly behaviour after being arrested following violence in and around a Weatherspoons pub in the city before Poland lost 3-2 to Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.

Belfast Magistrates' Court was told that Bobrowicz and three others - Przemyslaw Pawel Kusmierczyk, 28, from Liverpool, Lukasz Szwajda, 22, from London, and Tomasz Jakobik, 26, from University Avenue in Belfast - were on the periphery of the violence.

They were all handed two-month sentences, suspended for one year.

The incident was one of a number which broke out before during and after the game. Eleven police officers were hurt.