TRAGEDY IN MADRID
Police in possession of mobile footage of fatal Madrid attack
The videos were recorded by ultras who took part in the fight, but authorities have not yet been able to identify those that attacked Javier Romero Taboada.
AS understands that the police have now at their disposal video footage of the violent incidents that unfolded around the Calderón last Sunday, including the moment when Javier Romero Taboada, "Jimmy," was thrown into the Manzanares river after being beaten by rival ultras. The footage was found on mobile phones belonging to some of the people detained after the running street battle.
In total, three people were thrown into the river during the skirmishes and police sources have confirmed that the shouts for help heard did not come from Taboada, who was already unconscious when he fell into the river. He was later pulled out by divers from the Madrid Fire Service and taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead at around 2pm after suffering head injuries, hypothermia and a cardiac arrest.
Although the police are now in possession of footage of the incident, they have not yet been unable to identify those that administered the beating and threw Taboada into the water.