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PRESS RELEASE: Police seek assistance

14 August 2014

Police seek assistance

Police are appealing to Carlisle United and Luton Town fans for information regarding an incident which left a woman with injuries to her face and head.

At around 5pm on Saturday 9 August 2014 a woman, aged 59 from Carlisle, was stood outside the Griffin Pub, Carlisle, collecting money for charity.

Football supporters were in the area at the time of the incident following the Carlisle United v Luton Town game earlier that day. A verbal altercation took place between opposing football fans, resulting in a fight.

The victim sustained cuts and bruising to the back of her head and nose. She was taken to hospital due to her injuries and later discharged.

Detective Constable James Aiston said: “We are continuing to appeal for witnesses to this incident, especially any football fans who were in the area at the time.

“The woman was standing outside the pub, collecting money for charity and was not involved in any altercation. The incident left the victim with numerous injuries.”

A spokesperson for Carlisle United said: “We appeal to any fans that were in the area at the time to speak to the police.

“This behaviour should not be tolerated by any football fan and is not condoned by the club. We wish the woman a swift recovery.”

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information about this assault should contact Carlisle Police on 101 and speak to DC 2117 James Aiston, Carlisle CID.

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