Police officer seriously assaulted at Molineux

Police are appealing for witnesses after an officer was seriously assaulted before England’s Nations League match last night.

The PC, who works within the force Football Unit, was behind Molineux Stadium’s Stan Cullis stand at around 7.25pm when he was attacked.

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.

He was knocked unconscious, suffered a head injury, and was taken to hospital for an assessment and treatment. 

Officers are assessing body-worn video and CCTV in a bid to identify who’s responsible. Four men, aged 21, 20, 19 and 18, were later arrested nearby on suspicion of assault and they remain in custody for questioning. Detective Inspector Kate Longbottom from Force CID said:

“We’ve spoken to some witnesses but potentially many more people were in the area and saw what happened or the offenders running off.

“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.”

Anyone with information is asked to message police on Live Chat through the West Midlands Police website or call 101, quoting log 1554 from 14 June.


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