A Watford supporter is in a critical condition in hospital after an unprovoked assault in Wolverhampton on Saturday following the 2-2 draw between the clubs.
The 44-year-old was with a group of friends making their way to the train station to return home to Hemel Hempstead just after 5pm when they were attacked in Littles Lane.
Detective Sergeant Adam Keen from the force’s CID, said: “The group of friends were completely outnumbered and the victim suffered a severe head injury which has left him in a critical condition in hospital.
“His family have been informed and we are in the process of taking statements from witnesses and locating any CCTV which might have captured those responsible for the attack.
“I would urge anyone with information which will help our investigation to contact me as soon as possible on 101.”
The 2-2 draw in the Championship was an ill-tempered affair, with a late dismissal for either side.
Independent News Service