Walsall FC outraged by incident following our game against Portsmouth...
THE SADDLERS are working alongside the British Transport Police to identify the perpetrators of an attack on an innocent Portsmouth supporter following our match on Friday evening.
Walsall FC is outraged by this incident and has been in touch with the victim. We will be doing all that we can to ensure that the person or persons responsible are caught and given a lifetime ban from Banks’s Stadium.
A spokesman for the British Transport Police (BTP) said:
“British Transport Police is appealing for information after a 56 year-old man from Addlestone, Surrey, suffered a broken jaw after being assaulted by a group of men at Walsall Railway Station at about 10.15pm on Friday, January 4th 2013.
“The incident happened following Walsall FC’s home match against Portsmouth FC.
“Detectives from BTP are currently following a number of lines of enquiry, including reviewing CCTV footage, speaking to witnesses and liaising with colleagues from West Midlands Police’s Football Intelligence Unit.
“The victim is currently recovering from his injuries at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford.”
Anyone with any information which may assist the investigation is urged to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.
In all calls, please quote incident reference number 79 of 05/01/2013.
The thoughts of everyone here at Walsall FC are with the victim and we will remain in regular contact.