West Ham fan, 38, critical after falling out of a minibus in Cyprus

West Ham fan, 38, in critical condition after falling out of a moving minibus in Cyprus, while drunk and in possession of 1.5 grams of cocaine, before their game against AEK Larnaca

  • A 38-year-old West Ham fan is being treated in Nicosia General Hospital
  • The fan reportedly fell from a moving minibus on Tuesday afternoon
  • Police confirmed the driver of the vehicle has been arrested after the incident

A 38-year-old West Ham fan is in a critical condition in Nicosia after falling out of a moving minibus on Tuesday.

Police have confirmed a 38-year-old man has been transported to Nicosia General Hospital following an accident on Tuesday afternoon on the Paphos-Limassol highway.

The man was part of a group of six people in the minibus, who are in Cyprus to watch West Ham’s Europa Conference League match against AEK Larnaca on Thursday.

The 38-year-old reportedly fell out of a window onto the road and sustained head injuries. Police said he was also in possession of 1.5 grams of cocaine, while the driver has been arrested after a positive drugs 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 to the road,’ a police statement read.

Cypriot police have confirmed a 38-year-old is in a critical condition following the incident

The six fans were in Cyprus to watch West Ham’s Europa Conference League tie on Thursday

‘An ambulance was called to the scene, which initially transported the 38-year-old to the Limassol General Hospital and then, due to the seriousness of his condition, to the Nicosia General Hospital where he is being treated in a critical but stable condition. 

‘The 38-year-old was found in possession of four packages containing a quantity of a solid substance believed to be cocaine, with a total weight of one-and-a-half grams.

‘The 32-year-old driver of the vehicle was subjected to a breathalyser test with a zero reading, while in a preliminary drug test, the reading was positive.’

Police confirmed the driver has been arrested, with Paphos Traffic Police continuing their investigation.

West Ham are due to face AEK Larnaca in the first leg of their Europa Conference League last-16 clash on Thursday.

The second leg is due to take place at the London Stadium on March 16.

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