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Footballer seriously injured in car park assault

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A professional football player has been left with serious injuries after being assaulted in a car park outside a football stadium on Saturday, September 3. The incident followed Chesterfield’s 2-0 win at Oldham Athletic in the National League.

In a statement released on Monday, September 5, Oldham Athletic confirmed the incident happened in one of the club’s car parks following the conclusion of the game. The club also confirmed that Hallam Hope, the player involved, was taken to hospital having suffered “serious injuries” and will be out of action “for some weeks”.

Oldham Athletic has described the attack as “vicious” and has said they’ll support Hallam Hope and “wish him a speedy recovery from a dreadful experience.”

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An Oldham Athletic spokesperson added: “The matter has been reported to the police and we have provided CCTV footage in relation to the incident.” Derbyshire Live has contacted the Greater Manchester Force for comment and a spokesperson for the force said: “At around 1.50pm on Sunday 4 September 2022, we received a report of an assault at Boundary Park on Saturday 3rd.

“An investigation is underway.”

At the current time, there is no suggestion that the attack was carried out by a supporter of Chesterfield Football Club.

Derbyshire Live has contacted Chesterfield Football Club for their response and a spokesperson confirmed that they had no comment to make on the situation at this time.

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