Cops identify slain rugby fan as UK man

2013-03-26 21:49
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Johannesburg - A United Kingdom citizen was killed during an argument after a rugby match outside the Absa stadium in Durban, police said on Tuesday.

"There was an argument that arose between a group of individuals. We do not know what sparked the fight," said Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge.

There was a fist-fight, which led to the death of the man.

"A 28-year-old man was assaulted with clenched fists and booted feet. He succumbed [to the injuries]."

The police said they were communicating with the embassy.

The fight was after a rugby match between the Sharks and the Rebels.

The Durban Central police had opened a murder docket and sworn statements were being collected from witnesses, Mdungane said.

No arrests had been made yet.

The Sharks (Pty) Ltd said in a statement that emergency personnel at the stadium had tried to stop the fight.

"We have conducted our own internal investigation and are satisfied that our contracted service providers, Fidelity Security and ER24 had done everything possible to assist in stopping the fight on the night," said Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl.

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