Suffolk man seriously hurt after rival football fans fight outside pub

Man arrested and charged after allegedly driving into police car.

Man arrested and charged after allegedly driving into police car.

Three men have been arrested following a fight between football fans which left a Suffolk man seriously injured.

A 41-year-old man from Mildenhall, Suffolk, was found on the ground with serious head injuries following reports of a group of 15 football supporters fighting in the street near the Railway pub, in East Street, Southend, at around 7.20pm on Saturday.

The pub is close to Roots Hall stadium, where Southend United played Cambridge United.

Police used CS gas to break up the fight and arrested two men at the scene. A 33-year-old man from Southend was arrested on suspicion of GBH and a 47-year-old man from Cambridge was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Officers later made the further arrest of a 23-year-old man from Westcliff on suspicion of GBH.

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East Street was closed at St Benets Avenue for forensic tests and is likely to be closed for most of today.

The injured Suffolk man was taken to the Royal London Hospital for treatment.

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