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Arrests made after Leeds fan ‘slashed in the neck’ at Carrow Road

Two individuals have been arrested after an incident outside Carrow Road left a Leeds fan covered in blood. The incident occurred after Norwich and Leeds played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their playoff semi-final.

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A serious incident took place at Carrow Road on Sunday afternoon following the playoff semi-final between Norwich and Leeds – Photo by Icon Sport

In a statement released by Norfolk police, a spokesperson said:

“The incident happened shortly after 2pm today (Sunday 12 May 2024) when a man aged in his 60s reported being punched outside Norwich City FC’s stadium in Carrow Road. An object is believed to have been thrown at the victim who suffered a cut to his chin.

“The victim was seen by paramedics at the scene and did not require further medical treatment.

It is believed that the attack was caused on the back of tragedy chanting outside the stadium. The son of the victim posted an image of his dad on social media with the following caption:

We came out of Carrow Road after the game to chants of Turks with knives and Galatasary.. whilst asking the lads why it was said my dad was slashed in the neck with a blade and hit by a full can. If anyone knows anything please speak up.”

Police confirm arrests after Leeds fan attacked

Shortly after the incident, the police confirmed that two arrests had already been made and that they were searching for another individual who they believe was involved. The statement read:

“A man aged in his late teens was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault GBH and taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

“A man aged in the 50s was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning. Both men remain in custody.”

“An investigation has been launched to establish the full circumstances of exactly what happened. Officers are keen to speak to any witnesses or anybody in the area at the time with any information or phone footage of the incident.”

Thankfully, the victim hasn't suffered any serious injuries with the East of Angland Ambulance service confirming that he “did not require transportation to hospital” and that he was treated at the scene before being sent on his way.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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