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Police appeal for witnesses to stabbing

  • 16 August 2011 13:37
  • Posted by Peter Ferguson

Police are appealing for witnesses after a City fan was stabbed following the Premier League match against West Ham on 1 May.

The Blues supporter, who was walking to Piccadilly Station after the 2-1 win, was attacked when he remonstrated with two men who were assaulting a West Ham fan on Gurney Street.

The Nottingham-based fan was in intensive care with a damaged lung for two days after one of the men stabbed him in the chest with a screwdriver.

Gurney Street was busy at the time, between 6pm and 6.30pm. The attackers, who wore City shirts, ran off towards Ashton New Road.

They are described as white and in their mid-20s, of average build and around 5ft 8in tall with short, shaved hair.

Detective Constable Nick Kershaw said: "The area was extremely busy and I am keen to hear from anyone who saw the assault or incident beforehand."

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 3914, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555.

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