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A statement issued by London’s Metropolitan Police said the incident, which saw one man assaulted and the window of the Piebury Corner restaurant smashed, started when around 30 Napoli supporters became involved in a verbal exchange with Arsenal fans on their way to the Emirates where the home side won 2-0. However, the manager of the restaurant insisted Arsenal fans had played no part at all in the build-up. The police statement added: “The Napoli fans then turned violent, smashing a window and throwing a number of chairs before moving on.” Arsenal supporters had to duck for cover and a 48-year-old man was taken to hospital with lacerations to his head, after witnesses reported that a group of Italian men had been swinging belts and throwing tables and chairs through the restaurant. Wednesday saw Piebury Corner manager Paul Campbell and his staff continuing to clean up the damage. While English football fans remain notorious in Europe for hooliganism, largely as a result of incidents from the 1970s through to the early 2000s, Campbell absolved Arsenal supporters of any blame for Tuesday’s incident. “I’ve looked back at the (CCTV) footage and it is very clear – it was a completely unprovoked attack,” Campbell, originally from Ayrshire in Scotland, said. “I was at the restaurant last (Tuesday) night and saw it happen, and I was shocked by it. But, having looked back at the footage, it looks even worse. “The Arsenal fans were backing away from the trouble, they were trying to get out of the way.” Campbell, who added several Napoli supporters had visited Piebury Corner without incident earlier in the day, said there was no sign of any Arsenal fans looking for trouble and took issue with an aspect of the police’s version of events. “They (Arsenal supporters) did not retaliate at all. There was no verbal exchange — they were just attacked.” Police said there had as yet been no arrests in connection with the incident.

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1 2013 of the first tiger cub for 17 years to be born at the zoo. After a pregnancy lasting approximately 105 days and a six-minute labour, five-year-old Sumatran tiger Melati gave birth to a single cub. Zoo keepers kept a careful eye on the first-time mum through hidden cameras installed to keep watch without disturbing her. By Associated Press, LONDON Call it Cub Cam: Hidden cameras have captured the birth of a Sumatran tiger cub, London Zoos first in 17 years. The zoo announced Wednesday that five-year-old tiger Melati had given birth to the cub over the weekend following a six-minute labor. In twist on growth plan, Japan PM commits to tax hike Chico Harlan Shinzo Abe says Japan will go ahead with a sales tax planned for April but will pair it with new stimulus spending. It said zookeepers had kept Melatis 105-day pregnancy under wraps so they could keep a careful eye on the tiger, installing hidden cameras so as not to disturb the first-time mother. The cub is the grandchild of the zoos last tiger cub, Hari the father of Melati. The cub whose sex and name are not yet known was born six months after the opening of the zoos new tiger territory exhibit, which is designed to encourage breeding of the critically endangered species. The zoo said its new arrival will not be shown for a few weeks. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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