Watch as a King’s Lynn-based Leicester City fan films Spanish riot police baton a supporter before a Champions League match in Madrid
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This is the moment a 23-year-old King's Lynn-based Leicester City fan captures Spanish riot police batoning a Foxes fan before a Champions League match in Madrid.
Aimee Evans had travelled with her father Gary to the Spanish capital to watch their beloved Leicester City take on Atletico Madrid in the competition's quarter final first-leg.
The pair were enjoying lunch and drinks in the 'friendly atmosphere' of the Plaza Mayor - a designated area for the English fans to meet - before they were to be escorted to the Vicente Calderon stadium by police.
But when Mr Evans, who is originally from the East Midlands, went inside the bar, clashes took place between the police and Leicester fans, and the father and daughter were separated.
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The freelance photographer said: 'I guess it was maybe 15 minutes that we were separated, but when you have dozens of policemen in full riot gear shouting and hitting out it seemed a lot longer.
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'I asked where Aimee would be and was told that she would be leaving the square along with all the other fans, but she didn't appear.'
When Mr Evans asked a policeman for help with finding his daughter he said he was hit with a baton.
'I approached the first one and asked if he spoke English. His sole response was to hit me across the torso with a baton.
'I asked again and he hit me again, and then a third time.'
During this time Miss Evans had started to film the trouble which had erupted.
The sports scientist, who works at Peterborough United Football Club, had captured one fan being pushed and hit by riot police.
But Mr Evans said she was then hit in an attempt to get her to drop the phone.
He said: 'A policeman came along and hit her on the shoulder and hand to try and get her to drop her phone. The phone landed on the table face down and that's when the recording stops.'
The pair were eventually reunited and required treatment from paramedics.
Despite their ordeal, which Mr Evans called '30 minutes of chaos and carnage', the Foxes fan has said he enjoyed the experience and he would return to the city.
He said: 'We always follow Leicester all over the place and I have never seen anything like this.
'Both Aimee and I agree that we hold no animosity towards any of the Spanish people, or football fans we met, but the police response to a tiny minority was disproportionate.
'I very much enjoyed the match, even though Leicester lost 1-0.'