Two Russian hooligans who battered an English football fan into a coma and left him paralysed at the Euro 2016 tournament have been jailed.
Pavel Kosov, a 33-year-old truck driver, was jailed for ten years for leading the attack on Andrew Bache, 55, ahead of England’s opening match against Russia in Marseille.
PE teacher Mikhail Ivkine, 34, was sentenced to three years for hurling a chair at Mr Bache who now suffers from physical and mental impairment ‘somewhere between Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s.’
Footage shows Kosov and Ivkine sprinting after Mr Bache and throwing their fists at his head as he desperately tries to run away with other English fans amid an ‘urban guerilla offensive’ by Moscow ultras that June.
Mr Bache, from Portmouth, was saved by a French police officer who administered CPR after his heart stopped beating.