Thursday, June 16 2016 20:49 EEST
An England fan left with severe brain injuries after violence at the Euro 2016 tournament, has 'opened both eyes' in hospital
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Injured England fan Andrew Bache 'improving' after Euro 2016 violence, his brother has said.

Andrew Bache, 51, from Portsmouth is in a critical condition after Russian fans went on the rampage with iron bars in Marseille on Saturday.

Dean Bache said his brother was still unconscious after being put in an induced coma.

But he had briefly opened his eyes and moved his arms, he said, BBC reports.

Mr Bache, who is also known as Pepe, suffered a cardiac arrest, extensive brain injuries and a lung infection after being attacked before England's match against Russia.

He opened his eyes when his son Harry visited him in hospital, Dean said in a message posted on a fundraising page.

Friends who launched an appeal to help him have so far raised more than £19,000 towards a £30,000 target.

Dean Bache said his brother would 'have an operation in 10-15 days to repair his broken face'.

Chief Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said Mr Bache had been beaten around the head by Russians armed with iron bars.

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