Arsenal pie shop attacked

A pie shop popular with Arsenal fans near the Emirates Stadium has been attacked by a mob, allegedly rival supporters before last night's Champions League match against Napoli.

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Hooligans 'wanted to fight someone - anyone'

Paul Campbell, owner of the Piebury Corner pie shop, said the attack was "completely unprovoked".

He said:

We have had Napoli fans inside all day today, they have been having a good time and not bothering anybody at all. They have been no problem.

Then we had a minority of them come in, being violent, picking up chairs and tables.

There were three girls sat near me and these thugs just came in and grabbed the chairs from under the girls.

It was completely unprovoked, I think they just picked us at random because they saw a busy restaurant and they wanted to fight someone - anyone.

'Napoli hooligans' attack pie shop near Arsenal stadium

A pie shop near Arsenal's stadium was allegedly attacked by rival Italian supporters before this evening's Champions League match.

Piebury Corner, near the Emirates Stadium in north London, has had to close after dozens of thugs smashed windows, breaking chairs and swinging belts.

Witness Emily Gould, who works at the restaurant, said around 50 customers were inside the premises when a 30-strong mob of rival supporters stormed the building prior to kick-off.

She said: "I think they were Italian men with Napoli colours and scarves tied around their faces. They were shouting something in Italian, chanting and causing trouble down the street."

She said one man had to be taken to hospital with what she believed was a deep gash to the head after he was struck by a swinging belt buckle.

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