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Police ask for help after Leeds fan left covered in blood following shocking attack at Norwich play-offs clash

Two men have been arrested, while police are on the hunt for a third, after a man was allegedly assaulted outside a football match yesterday afternoon.

The alleged victim, a man in his 60s, had reported being punched outside Norwich City FC’s Carrow Road stadium in the aftermath of a Championship play-off game against Leeds United.


Police said an “object” is believed to have been thrown at the man, who sustained a “cut to his chin” as a result of the alleged assault, while photos circulated online of a Leeds fan in a blood-soaked t-shirt.

He was then attended to by paramedics outside the stadium, and did not require further treatment.

Leeds and Norwich players/Norwich fans/Police outside Carrow Road

Police said two men had been arrested following the Championship play-off clash

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A Norfolk Constabulary statement said: “A man aged in his late teens was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Center for questioning.

“A man aged in his 50s was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Center for questioning.

“Both men remain in custody.

“Officers believe another man was also involved in this afternoon’s incident and inquiries are ongoing to locate him.

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Norwich fans outside Carrow Road

A man was reportedly assaulted outside Carrow Road stadium yesterday afternoon

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“An investigation has been launched to establish the full circumstances of what happened.”

Police said they were “keen to speak to any witnesses or anybody in the area at the time with any information or phone footage of the incident”, and urged them to contact the force online or via 101, quoting crime reference number 36/32293/ 24.

A Norwich City FC statement said the club “can confirm that a Leeds United supporter received medical treatment following an incident that occurred outside Carrow Road following Sunday’s Sky Bet Championship play-off fixture”.

It continued: “The supporter was seen by paramedics at the scene and did not require further medical treatment.

Officers outside Carrow Road stadium

Officers from Norfolk Constabulary were seen outside the stadium

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“Two individuals were arrested by Norfolk Police in connection with the incident.

“The club will now work closely with the police to fully investigate the incident, understand the facts and take appropriate action.”

A Leeds United statement, although almost identical to Norwich City’s, said the club had been in touch with the alleged victim.

The two sets of supporters will meet again at Leeds’ Elland Road stadium on Thursday for the second leg of the play-off tie, which sees both teams contesting for a place in the play-off final at Wembley on May 26.