Football fan stabbed
Friday 10th January 2014 @ 12:07 by Max Wieland
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IN HOSPITAL: Mark Gregory.

IN HOSPITAL: Mark Gregory.

 

An Oldham Athletic supporter from Dukinfield was stabbed after watching his team play Liverpool in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Mark Gregory, 35, was knifed five times and left needing hospital treatment shortly after the Latics 2-0 FA Cup defeat at Anfield.

In a post on Facebook his wife Louise revealed that he was stabbed four times in his left buttock and once on the top of his leg.

She also hit out at the attacker by saying all he did was walk out of the pub to get the train home to his family.

She said he had had to undergo an op to stop an internal bleed and that he had lost a lot of blood.

Fellow fans were quick to slate the attack online too, with comments on the Oldham Athletic fan forum calling the attack ‘disgusting’ and the attacker ‘the lowest of the low.’

A fan was also quick to defend the Dukinfield dad on the forum: “Marks a relatively well known face around Latics, and I’m not so sure I’d put him in the hooligan category and I doubt he was asking to be stabbed.

“The lads he was with on the walk to the station I also wouldn’t put in that category, however they will all have been wearing non colours and can only have been picked up by accent maybe talking on the way past the pub.

“I’m pretty sure the attack was unprovoked and it was definitely a wrong place, wrong time situation.”

Merseyside Police said Mark flagged down a passing ambulance in the Anfield area at about 5pm.

Police have appealed to other fans and passing motorists for information

Detective Chief Inspector Andy O’Connor, from Merseyside Police, said: “I want to reassure people that we are conducting a thorough investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“This was a nasty assault which has left a man in hospital.

“The area was very busy with both football fans and passing motorists when the incident took place and I’m confident some people will have seen what happened.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to get in touch through St Anne Street CID on (0151) 777 4064, or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.