A man was left seriously injured after going out to watch an England game in Nottinghamshire.
The assault happened along High Street, Warsop, at around 12.30am on Sunday, July 4 – the same day as the Three Lions’ quarter final win against Ukraine.
The 38-year-old celebrated the 4-0 win in a pub in Warsop before heading to a nearby takeaway.
While outside he was brutally attacked and knocked unconscious, police say.
There is no suggestion this had anything to do with the football at all, but police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen what happened.
A student nurse who found him helped rouse him and he decided to go home. However in the morning he woke up in tremendous pain from his back, neck and head.
He went to hospital and tests revealed he had concussion, a cracked jaw and a split lip. He also lost three teeth during the assault. He has little memory of the attack and why he was targeted.
Detective Sergeant David Prest said: “This was a horrific attack which has left the victim with serious injuries. He is struggling to recall much about what happened and so we are appealing for anyone who may have seen something to now come forward so we can bring the perpetrator, or perpetrators, to justice.
“Our enquiries are ongoing to understand the circumstances surrounding this incident. We believe that there will be witnesses to the incident which happened on a busy street.
“We’re appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or any drivers who may have recorded dash-cam footage to please get in touch with us by calling 101, quoting incident number 412 of 5 July, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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