BREAKING: Brit stabbed in Rome after 'Lazio hooligan attack near Irish bar'

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Around 40 people were involved in a fight that broke out in the Italian capital, according to reports.

Italian media reports the British man, an American and a Spaniard suffered stab wounds.

Another Spaniard is fighting for his life, according to reports. 

The violence broke out less than 24 hours before Lazio’s Europa League game with Sevilla tonight.

It occured near the Colosseum, the city’s leading tourist attraction, in Monti.

The British man has not been named so far, and it is unclear if he was a holidaymaker wrongly targeted or lived in Rome.

“One of the Spaniards was stabbed in the leg. He was frightened and asking for help”

Witness

Footage shows a group of hooded armed men understood to be Lazio hooligans.

They were dresses in black carrying sticks and truncheons in search of Sevilla fans.

A witness told local press: “Everything was calm when we began to hear shouting and the sound of breaking glass.

“We looked up and saw a group of hooded men armed with sticks, truncheons and belts and people fleeing.

“One of the Spaniards was stabbed in the leg. He was frightened and asking for help.”

Additional reporting Gerard Couzens

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