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Woman is attacked by Preston fan

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A WOMAN was attacked by a Preston North End fan on a Wigan train.

The 42-year-old woman was on the Liverpool to Wigan train on Saturday, February 8, after Preston’s game at Tranmere Rovers.

A group of men on the train began to sing songs relating to Preston and as the journey progressed the men became louder and banged on the windows of the train.

PC Victoria Hodson said: “The victim asked the men to calm down, but they turned on her and began to verbally abuse her.

“At this point another passenger stepped in to defend the woman and became involved in a physical confrontation with the Preston North End supporters.

“The victim tried to help the man who had intervened, but she was then assaulted and sustained injuries to her head causing swelling, concussion and whiplash.”

“If you can assist the investigation in any way call 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, 0800 555 111.”

 

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