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Second England fan left in coma after attack by Russian 'Ultra' in Euro 2016 violence

Mirror Mirror 16/06/2016 By Stephen Jones

An England fan is in a coma after it's claimed he was attacked by a Russian 'Ultra' thug at the Euro 2016 tournament.

Stewart Gray, from Leicester, was reportedly hit on the back of the head in Marseilles on his way to watch England's opening match.

It's claimed his assailant was wielding a hammer or a metal bar.

Stewart has so far failed to regain consciousness in hospital since the attack on Saturday night.

Family members are believed to be keeping a vigil by his bedside.

<span style="font-size:13px;">Stewart Gray, from Leicester, was reportedly hit on the back of the head in Marseilles on his way to watch England's opening match.</span> © Provided by Mirror Stewart Gray, from Leicester, was reportedly hit on the back of the head in Marseilles on his way to watch England's opening match. A friend told the Leicester Mercury an 'Ultra' had hit Mr Gray as he walked to the Stade Velodrome to watch England play Russia.

The friend added: "All I know is he was attacked by a Russian fan who hit him with an iron bar or, maybe, a hammer.

"The head injury is serious and that's why he is in a coma."

An online appeal to collect cash to support Stewart's mounting medical bills - as he is believed to be suffering life changing injuries.

People can donate to the fund - which has already raised more than £11,000. A post on the page says Stewart "was attacked by Russian Ultras in Marseille last Saturday".

It adds: "He has been in a coma since sustaining serious head injuries and remains in France.

"He is showing the early signs of recovery but will be unable to work for a long while. Money raised will go towards medical bills, mortgage payments etc."

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