THE Brussels prosecutor has confirmed that a number of appeals have

been lodged against last month's verdicts in the Heysel riot trial. More

than half of the 14 Liverpool fans who were found guilty and given

three-year sentences, with eighteen months suspended, are to appeal.

The prosecutor himself has appealed against the sentences for all 14

convicted fans, and against the acquittal of Mr Michel Kensier, a

Brussels policeman.

Captain Johan Mahieu, a Belgian policeman who was found guilty, has

appealed against his conviction, as has the former head of the Brussels

FA, Mr Albert Roosens, who was also found guilty.

Relatives of the victims have lodged their own appeals for damages

against the Mayor of Brussels and two Uefa officials.

It will be several months before the appeals are heard.