11 June 2012
An off-duty British policeman was punched and kicked by a group of four men who he said claimed to be "Russian mafia".
An off-duty British policeman has received minor injuries while travelling to watch the England match.
The attack, which took place while he was walking to the Donbass Arena, is believed to be an isolated incident.
Pc David Heasman, 45, from Norfolk Police, said he was punched and kicked by a group of four men who he said claimed to be "Russian mafia", and received a cut to the ear but did not require hospital treatment.
Pc Heasman, a married father of two, said he was walking to the stadium when a group of men ran up behind him and his fellow England supporters shouting "we are the Russian mafia".
"I turned round and one of them punched me in the face," he said. "I fell to the ground and I felt two kicks to the head. It hurt. I feel upset because it's been a nice atmosphere until now. The police are out in force but they're not there when you need them. They're just standing on show on street corners."
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