The police arrested four men responsible for knocking a policeman unconscious before England lost to Hungary in the Nations League. He was a member of the West Midlands Police Football Unit and was taken to the hospital after he sustained a head injury behind the Stan Cullis Stand. Four men between the ages of 18 and 21 were arrested for suspicion of assault. West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to message them on Live Chat through their website or by calling them on 101 quoting log 1554 from June 14.
“It’s understood he was approached from behind by a group of men on a grassed area and hit in the side of the head,” a West Midlands Police statement read after England lost to Hungary in the Nations League. “He was knocked unconscious, suffered a head injury, and was taken to hospital for an assessment and treatment. We’re assessing body-worn video and CCTV in a bid to identify who’s responsible.”
“We’ve spoken to some witnesses but potentially many more people were in the area and saw what happened or the offenders running off,” Detective Inspector Kate Longbottom said. “We really need to speak to them as they could have important information; I would ask them to get in touch as a matter of urgency. There was a good atmosphere in the build-up to the game, high spirits, and lots of families enjoying the occasion. That’s what made this assault even more shocking as it appears to have been totally unprovoked.”
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