Brother of beaten Liverpool fan describes horror attack
BY ELEANOR BARLOW THE brother of a Liverpool fan who was seriously injured before a Champions League semi-final has told a court he was kicked as he tended to him.
Martin, 46, and Sean Cox, 53, were set on by a group near Anfield.
Martin told Preston Crown Court yesterday: “We heard noises. People in dark clothes, chanting.
“I turned to Sean as if to say, ‘Let’s get out of here’, but Sean was lying on the ground. I bent down to Sean and I could feel a kick on the back.” Sean, a dad of three who travelled from County Meath, Ireland, has been in hospital since the attack on April 24, when Liverpool beat Italian team Roma 5-2.
He still cannot speak or sit up properly.
Filippo Lombardi, 21, from Rome, denies inflicting grievous bodily harm in a joint attack but has admitted another charge of violent disorder.
The trial continues next week.