Man Bailed After Football Fan Attack

12 March 2015, 09:28 | Updated: 12 March 2015, 09:30

An 18 year old man arrested over a serious assault on a Watford FC fan from Hemel has been bailed.

West Midlands Police said the teenager was bailed until April 8 pending further inquiries into an assault on Watford supporter Nick Cruwys in Wolverhampton last Saturday.

He was arrested on suspicion of wounding at a house in the Wednesfield area of Wolverhampton at about 4am yesterday.

Detectives have said the arrest is "only the start'' of their investigation into the unprovoked attack on the 44-year-old from Hemel Hempstead.

Mr Cruwys, a father of two young children, was put in an induced coma in hospital after being tripped and kicked in the head following Watford's 2-2 draw with Wolves.

An online appeal to raise funds to help Mr Cruwys, set up by a Wolves fan, has raised more than £25,000.

Mr Cruwys was attacked in Little's Lane, Wolverhampton, shortly after 5pm as he made his way to the railway station with friends.

The Wolverhampton Express and Star has offered a £1,000 reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Anyone with information is urged to call Wolverhampton's Violent Crime Team on 101 or to pass on information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.