Hooligan battle suspects charged in Poland

31 May 2012 03:12

Twenty-three people have been charged in Poland with involvement in organised fights between football hooligans, according to police.

The individuals are alleged to have been involved in so-called "ustawki" -- pre-arranged brawls -- between fans of third division Resovia Rzeszow and fifth-tier neighbours Wisloka Debica, said Pawel Miedlar, police spokesman for southeast Poland.

The suspects, who could face three years in prison if found guilty, are suspected of having taken part in a pitched battle near Debica in November 2009.

They have meanwhile been banned from attending football matches, must check in regularly with the police and must not leave the country.

Source: AFP