Football attack victim Nic in specialist ward

Nic Cruwys
Nic Cruwys
  • Nic Cruwys’ condition no longer described as ‘critical’ but remains serious
  • West Midlands detectives continue to appeal for information following post-match attack by football mob
  • Total of seven teenagers have so far been arrested and bailed

A football fan and father of two who was attacked after watching his team Watford play Wolves last month has been moved to a specialist care unit as detectives continue to trace those responsible for his assault.

Nic Cruwys was set upon by a gang as he walked from the Molineux Stadium with friends on Saturday, March 7, having watched the Hornets draw 2-2 with Wolves.

Nic Cruwys was attacked on his way home from Watford's game at Wolverhampton Waderers'  Molineux stadium

Nic Cruwys was attacked on his way home from Watford's game at Wolverhampton Waderers' Molineux stadium

The 44-year-old from Hemel Hempstead was assaulted on Littles Lane just after 5pm, leaving him with serious head injuries. He was rushed to hospital and he remains in a specialist care ward, where his condition is described as serious but stable.

In the weeks following the attack detectives have arrested seven teenagers, aged between 13 and 18, on suspicion of wounding the father-of-two, all of the suspects have since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Det Insp Toni Naylor, leading the West Midlands police inquiry, said: “We have now made a number of arrests but our investigation is still very much ongoing. We remain keen to hear from anyone with information about the assault - who we have not yet spoken to - and I would urge them to contact us as soon as possible.

“Nic’s family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their overwhelming support and best wishes. They are taking each day as it comes and want everyone to keep Nic in their thoughts at this time.”

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