Spurs Fan Charged With GBH In Attack On Toilet Worker

Story By: Koen Berghuis, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyGolders

A Tottenham Hotspur fan has been charged with GBH for beating up a toilet worker in Dortmund who tried to stop his son from jumping over a barrier to avoid a charge.

The incident happened at Dortmund Hbf (main station) in the centre of the German city in the industrial Ruhr area after Tottenham’s 1-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

After the match at Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalen stadium, the 43-year-old Spurs fan wanted to use the station toilets together with his 20-year-old son.

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And while the father paid the toilet fee, his son reportedly did not and jumped over the toilet turnstile.

A 54-year-old toilet worker saw it happen and tried to stop the young man.

The 43-year-old father then allegedly slammed the toilet worker in his face using his fist.

According to local media, the toilet worker suffered a “significant facial injury” as a result.

A police officer managed to arrest the Spurs fan from Bexleyheath, whose name has not been reported due to privacy reasons.

After being detained for a short while in custody he was reportedly released and put on a train towards the city of Bochum which the father and son had intended to take.

A criminal charge for GBH was filed against the British man.

Tottenham went through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after already defeating the Germans 3-0 at home.

Koen Berghuis

Editor of DACHS / Benelux desk for Central European News, roving correspondent with a penchant for travel, culture, geopolitics, history and the in-depth story behind the headlines.

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