The Foreign Office has confirmed that two Liverpool FC fans have suffered multiple stab-wounds in Naples after being targeted by Italians. A third is also believed to have attended hospital. In total Merseyside Police have announced that 6 supporters have suffered physical harm.
It is believed a group of around 10 Liverpool fans were the target of a number of gangs, driving around the Italian city on scooters last night, with the intention of targetting Liverpool supporters.
Bottles, baseball bats and knives were used on the attacks on Liverpool fans who had not long arrived in the Italian city.
Many fans have already noted that policing is practically non-existant in the city centre.
We advise all Liverpool fans in Napoli to remain vigilant, and if available use any transport laid on by the Italian authorities. We believe the British embassy have become involved and are assisting fans arriving in the Italian city.
We do not have any further details on the conditions of the hospitalised Liverpool supporters at present.
UEFA have so far not commented.
UPDATE 10:57: The Italian media have named the two Liverpool fans as Ian Lee Friar (44) and Philip Alexander Phillips (53). A third man (aged 27) was also admitted. One man has discharged himself and the other is expected to be released later today. Wounds include stab wounds in thighs, buttocks (par for the course from Italians) and the back of the skull. The two fans are not believed to be in a life-threatening condition and are at Loreto Mare Hospital.
The incident is believed to have occured on Corso Umberto in central Naples. Earlier an incident saw a group attack 15 British tourists dining in a restaurant. The restaurant owner, believed to be Italian, was also beaten.
UPDATE: 12:21: There are also reports of a family of four being injured. It is not clear whether they are included in the group of six fans Merseyside Police have been made aware of.
Naples police said three people had been arrested over that incident.