More Teens Arrested Over Herts Footy Fan Assault

17 March 2015, 16:09 | Updated: 17 March 2015, 16:12

Police have arrested two more teenagers in connection with a street attack in Wolverhampton which left a football fan with life-threatening injuries.

West Midlands Police said a man aged 18 was arrested yesterday and a 14 year-old boy detained today by detectives investigating the assault on Watford fan Nic Cruwys.

Officers have previously arrested and bailed three other youths, aged between 13 and 18, as part of their inquiries into the offence in Wolverhampton on March 8.

Mr Cruwys, a 44 year-old father-of-two from Hemel Hempstead, remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

A police spokesman said the latest arrests were made at addresses in Stafford and the Parkfields area of Wolverhampton.

The 18 year-old suspect detained yesterday has since been granted police bail, while the 14 year-old boy remains in custody on suspicion of wounding.

Detective Inspector Toni Naylor, from Wolverhampton's violent crime team, said: "Nic still remains in a critical but stable condition and his family remain by his side.

Five arrests have now been made but our investigation is still very much on-going and we are still appealing for information."

An online appeal to raise funds to help Mr Cruwys, set up by a Wolves fan, has now raised more than £33,000.