Bristol City fan assaulted ‘by Preston fan’ outside Deepdale

Posted on - 9th March, 2018 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Preston North End
The incident occurred on Skeffington Road

A Bristol City fan had to spend the night in Royal Preston Hospital after being assaulted following Tuesday’s match.


The fan was assaulted by a Preston fan as he left the ground with his family.

He said he was punched in the back of the head and kicked once he had fallen to the floor, before spending five hours at Royal Preston Hospital in a neck brace as he was treated for what police describe as ‘minor injuries’.

He has dubbed his attacker a ‘coward’.

A statement from Lancashire Police said: “We were called to Skeffington Road at 9.50pm on Tuesday March 6 to reports man had been assaulted after the PNE game at Deepdale.

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“The man, in his 40s from Bristol, had been at the game with family and was punched to the head and kicked when he fell to the floor.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with minor injuries.”

Lancashire Police has currently made no arrests following the incident.

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