Police: court verdicts, trials for football thugs

Warsaw police say eight people have been convicted in summary

procedures and 125 will go before courts following street fights

involving Russian and Polish hooligans when their teams played a

Euro 2012 match.

Wojciech Malek, a court spokesman, said Thursday the charges for

those convicted include assaulting police officers and ”taking

part in illegal gatherings.”

The brawls left 19 civilians and 17 police officers injured.

The court cases will be heard on Thursday.

Police detained 156 Poles, 25 Russians, a Spaniard, a Hungarian

and an Algerian for the fighting around Tuesday’s emotionally

charged game between Poland and Russia, which ended 1-1.

There was no violence at the stadium or in the downtown fan