Three Roma fans jailed over violent attack on Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox released from prison
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Three Roma fans jailed over violent attack on Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox released from prison

THE THREE Italian football fans jailed over the violent attack on Irish Liverpool supporter Sean Cox have been released from prison. 

Co. Meath native Sean, 53, was left fighting for his life after being attacked by three Roma fans ahead of a Champions League semi-final on April 24, 2018. 

The father-of-three suffered life-altering brain injuries and only recently returned to live with his family, where he continues to require round-the-clock support and treatment. 

According to Dublin Live, one of three men imprisoned for the attack, Simone Mastrelli, has walked free from prison despite being just a third of the way through a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence. 

Back in February 2019, the 31-year-old Mastrelli pled guilty to unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm. 

Two fellow Roma fans, Daniel Sciusco, 30, and 22-year-old Filippo Lombardi for two-and-a-half-years and three years respectively on charges of violent disorder. 

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However, according to The Herald, the British Ministry of Justice has confirmed that that all three men have now been released from prison.  

The ministry was unable to provide an exact date as to when the three men were set free. 

Sean was left in a coma for six weeks following the attack and underwent months of rehabilitation at Walton Neurological Centre in Liverpool and Dublin's National Rehabilitation Hospital. 

The Cox family has yet to comment on the news of the releases.