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'Missing' Liverpool fan found in police custody after punching a cop and breaking his glasses

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'Missing' Liverpool fan found in police custody after punching a cop and breaking his glasses
Macaulay Negus was last seen on Saturday night. Appeal photo released by family.
09:38 CEST+02:00
The family of the 23-year-old have made a public appeal in a desperate attempt to find a Liverpool fan who had not been seen since the game ended on Saturday night.

Macauley Negus, from Plymouth had travelled to the game by car with his father but the pair got separated during post-match celebrations near the Liverpool fanzone in Madrid and Macauley had been missing ever since.

But on Monday morning police confirmed that he was in their custody after being arrested for being publically inebriated and attacking a police officer.

His family has become worried after losing sight of him in the Goya area of Madrid around 10.30pm on Saturday.

His sister-in-law, Carla, made an appeal on Instagram: 

Other family members, including Macualey's brother flew out to Madrid on Sunday and spent the day visiting hospitals to search for him.

"Just to put everyone in the picture, I flew out this morning to meet my dad we have contacted the hospitals and police and have walked 30 miles today just looking for him!!” said brother Ashley on social media posts on Sunday.

Later he added: 

Macauley, who did not have money or ID on him, was officially reported missing to police late Sunday evening after the required 24 hours had lapsed.

The British Embassy in Madrid said they were also offering assistance.

The family said on Monday morning that they had located Macauley Negus and he was safe and well.

 

Spanish media reported that he had been arrested after attacking a police officer. He reportedly broke the glasses of the officer while the police tried to detain him because he was drunk and making a public distrubance, 

He reportedly was not carrying identification and was unable to give his name correctly to police officers.

"We are supporting the family of a British man who has been arrested in Madrid, and our consular staff are in contact with the Spanish police."

 
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