West Ham fan, 38, in critical condition after falling from a moving minibus in Cyprus, drunk and in possession of 1.5 grams of cocaine, ahead of their match against AEK Larnaca
- A 38-year-old West Ham fan is being treated at Nicosia General Hospital
- The fan is said to have fallen from a moving minibus on Tuesday afternoon
- Police confirmed that the driver of the vehicle was detained following the incident
A 38-year-old West Ham fan is in critical condition in Nicosia after falling from a moving minibus on Tuesday.
Police have confirmed that a 38-year-old man has been transported to Nicosia General Hospital following an accident on the Paphos-Limessou highway on Tuesday afternoon.
The man was part of a group of six people in the minibus who are in Cyprus on Thursday to watch West Ham’s Europa Conference League game against AEK Larnaca.
The 38-year-old reportedly fell out of a window onto the road and suffered head injuries. Police said he was also in possession of 1.5 grams of cocaine, while the driver was arrested after a positive drug test.
“One of the 38-year-old passengers, who was in the back seat, appears to have opened the window of the car and sat on it, causing him to lose his balance and fall onto the road,” a police statement said.
Cypriot police have confirmed that a 38-year-old is in critical condition following the incident
The six fans were in Cyprus on Thursday to watch West Ham’s Europa Conference League match
An ambulance was called to the scene and transported the 38-year-old initially to Limassol General Hospital and then, due to the seriousness of his condition, to Nicosia General Hospital, where he is being treated in a critical but stable condition. .
The 38-year-old was in possession of four packages containing a quantity of a solid substance, presumably cocaine, with a total weight of one and a half grams.
“The 32-year-old driver of the vehicle was subjected to a breathalyzer test with a zero value, while a preliminary drug test came back positive.”
Police have confirmed that the driver has been arrested and the Paphos Traffic Police are continuing their investigation.
West Ham is getting a face AEK Larnaca on Thursday in the first leg of the Europa Conference League.
The second leg will take place at the London Stadium on March 16.