Sunday, August 03, 2008

Polish footballers attack policemen

Former members of the Polish national football team, Piotr Swierczewski and Radoslaw Majdan, have spent a night in jail after attacking policemen while under the influence of alcohol.

At around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning the police were called to one of the pensions in the seaside town of Mileno, where the footballers were having a wild party. Piotr Swierczewski allegedly beat up the policemen and threatened to kill them, say reports. Radoslaw Majdan also took part in the brawl.

In order to restrain the violent men the police had to call a back-up team.

The public prosecutor’s office has already questioned the policemen who were attacked, each suffering facial injuries, but as the footballers were still drunk last night they will be interrogated later today.

The violent football players are likely to be charged with assault and battery and threatening to kill. They are facing 10 years in prison.