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Suspects arrested over death of Deportivo football fan

A memorial to Francisco Javier Romero Taboada Image copyright EPA
Image caption Fans created a memorial to Francisco Javier Romero Taboada, also known as Jimmy, in La Coruna

Spanish police have arrested 32 people as part of an investigation into the death of a football fan.

Two men were arrested for the alleged murder of Deportivo La Coruna fan Francisco Javier Romero Taboada in Madrid in November.

The remaining 30 face accusations relating to violence before Atletico Madrid played Deportivo La Coruna.

Mr Romero Taboada was pulled from the Manzanares River following the fight. He died later as a result of injuries.

The 43-year-old was found with head injuries and hypothermia and was suffering from cardiac arrest.

Fans of the two teams clashed in the streets ahead of the game in Madrid, leaving 11 other people injured.

At the time both clubs, and the Spanish league, condemned the violence.

Spanish police confirmed the arrests on their official Twitter account, stating the suspects were apprehended in Madrid, Avila and Toledo.

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