Hammers’ fans asked their help over stabbing

Manchester Police are hoping Hammers’ fans can help in their investigation of a Good Samaritan who was stabbed when he went to the aid of a father and son involved in a row following the away game with Man City on May 1.

The injured man ended up in hospital with a puncture wound to his ribs for his trouble.

He was attacked as made his way home from the game along a cut through between Gurney Street and Palmerstone Street, Clayton, when he saw two men arguing with a man who was with a young boy, aged five-seven, wearing a replica West Ham shirt.

The victim intervened and was confronted by the two men, both wearing City replica shirts.

Det Con Nick Kershaw said: “It would seem that the exchange between the two offenders and the other man was enough of a concern to the victim for him to intervene and he has been violently assaulted for his troubles.”

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Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 8563914 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 55 111.

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