A man had his face chewed by a dog in a bar in Nice after watching the Italy-Germany Euro 2012 semi-final last week.

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Homeless man’s dog chews football fan’s face

A man had his face chewed by a dog in a bar in Nice after watching the Italy-Germany Euro 2012 semi-final last week.

Witness say that at about 11.30pm Thursday, a dog jumped up and bit the face and throat of a man standing in the doorway of the bar.

The dog is thought to belong to a homeless man who usually lives on the street outside the bar.

Emergencies services were called, but the man only sustained minor injuries.

The bar owner told newspaper Nice Matin: “These homeless people have been hanging around outside the bar for years. Even if the police move them on, they always come back.”

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French prosecutors demand jail term for Russian accused of leaving England football fan with brain damage

French prosecutors on Friday called for a 15-year prison sentence for one of two Russians accused of beating a British supporter during Euro 2016, an attack that left him with brain injuries.

French prosecutors demand jail term for Russian accused of leaving England football fan with brain damage
Russian fans light flares at the match against England in 2016.. Photo: AFP

One prosecutor, Christophe Raffin, asked for the “legal maximum… between 14 and 15 years” for Pavel Kossov, who is accused of throwing the first punch at 55-year-old Andrew Bache.

Bache was injured in the violence that broke out before England played Russia in the southern French port city of Marseille on June 11th, 2016.

The second Russian on trial in Aix-en-Provence, Mikhail Ivkine, stands accused of throwing a chair at the victim, with prosecutors asking for a potential suspended sentence of up to five years.

He has claimed he was defending himself.

“No, it wasn't legitimate self-defence, it was illegitimate use of force against Andrew Bache,” Raffin said of the violence.

 

Police give emergency aid to Andrew Bache following clashes in the city of Marseille. Photo: AFP

The prosecutors said the Russians were part of a group of about 150 men, many with martial arts training, who wrought havoc in Marseille.

Bache, from Portsmouth in southern England, has no memory of the events and is too frail to attend the trial.

His son Harry, who nurses his father, is representing him in court.

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