Police finds British fan who got lost in Russia

Police finds British fan who got lost in Russia
Douglas Morton (on the right)

The police received information that relatives had lost touch with British citizen Douglas Morton.

The police managed to find a British fan who was lost after the World Cup match in Samara, RBC was informed in the press service of the main directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow. As it turned out, the lost fan lived in a hotel in Moscow.

The police received information that relatives had lost touch with British citizen Douglas Morton. In the end, the police found him in a Moscow hotel, the MIA reported. The department stressed that no illegal actions were taken against him. The police informed the British embassy about the whereabouts of the fan.

Douglas Morton came to Russia for the 2018 World Cup. The last time he had contact with his relatives was on July 6. That day, he was heading for the quarterfinal match between England and Sweden (British team won 2: 0). After that, he intended to go to Moscow. His arrival in Moscow was confirmed by the monitored information on purchases he made with a credit card. However, he stopped getting in touch with his relatives, after which they began to look for him through social networks. Yesterday, on July 11, the Russian police joined the search.

In Moscow on July 6 at a stadium, 63-year-old English fan Trevor Horsley was detained. His detention was sought by law enforcement agencies of the UAE which are accusing him of swindling. According to the UAE police, in 2011, Horsley paid for a significant purchase using an invalid check, after which he was placed on the international wanted list. The Russian court sent him into custody for two months.

However, it later transpired that the UAE had no complaints against the English fan, and charges against him were dropped. On July 9, the fan was released.

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