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Friday 17 August 2018

Roma fan's guilty plea to attack on Sean

Sean Cox
Sean Cox

An Italian man has pleaded guilty in relation to the violent incident before Liverpool's Champions League game against Roma in which Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox was left seriously injured.

Daniele Sciusco (29) admitted violent disorder ahead of the semi-final first leg game at Anfield at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday.

Filippo Lombardi (21) has pleaded not guilty to the same charge and another of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Cox (53), who travelled from Ireland to watch the match, won 5-2 by Liverpool.

Coma

The dad-of-three remains in hospital at Walton Neurological Centre, with his wife Martina at his bedside.

Mr Lombardi was remanded in custody for trial at Preston Crown Court in October.

Mr Cox, from Dunboyne, Co Meath, was attacked on April 24 outside The Albert pub.

He sustained a severe bleed on his brain and underwent a major operation before doctors put him in an induced coma.

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