Lyon badly damaged pub after 'coming under attack'

Eyewitnesses who were inside the Smoking Dog pub said thugs attacked the bar at 10.18pm on Wednesday night. They then returned to launch another assault, leaving the pub badly damaged.

At 10.18 the pub was rammed with Tottenham fans watching the Champions League on the television. The front of the pub, which is made up of reinforced glass, was attacked by 20-25 people.

They threw projectiles through the windows. There was a stand off. They didn't get in to the bar. Then it calmed down. Then they came back a second time and it all started again.

There were three injured Tottenham fans taken away by ambulance. One of them had a head injury. I'm not sure how bad it was.

– Dave Eales, pub landlord

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