Police make arrest after Oldham player Hallam Hope walks away with ‘serious injuries’ in suspected assault

Police have arrested a man after Oldham player Hallam Hope was left with “serious injuries” following an alleged assault in a club car park after his team’s game against Chesterfield.

  • Police have made an arrest in connection with the alleged assault.
  • Hallam Hope, Oldham striker, suffered ‘serious injuries’ in the incident
  • Hope was allegedly mugged in the Oldham car park after the game v Chesterfield

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Police have arrested a man after an Oldham player was allegedly assaulted by a Chesterfield opponent in a car park following a match between the two teams.

Hallam Hope, an Oldham striker, was left with what his club described as “serious injuries” following a “fierce attack” after the two sides met at Boundary Park earlier this month.

Hope, a 28-year-old former Everton trainee, required hospital treatment and has not played since the incident, which took place on 4 September.

Hallam Hope was hospitalized after being the victim of a 'fierce assault' on Saturday night.

Hallam Hope was hospitalized after being the victim of a ‘fierce assault’ on Saturday night.

National League Oldham is understood to have provided police with CCTV footage in relation to the alleged attack, while Chesterfield said they were assisting the force with their investigations.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police say the suspect was arrested and later released pending further investigation.

It read: ‘A man was arrested on 9th September, on suspicion of assault following a report of the assault of a man in his 20s, at Boundary Park, Oldham, on 4th September 2022.

The incident took place in the staff car park at Oldham Athletic's stadium, Boundary Park.

The incident took place in the staff car park at Oldham Athletic's stadium, Boundary Park.

The incident took place in the staff car park at Oldham Athletic’s stadium, Boundary Park.

“The suspect has since been released under investigation.”

Chesterfield, chasing promotion, had won the match 2-0. Oldham said Hope was subsequently attacked in the staff parking lot, she sustained serious injuries and would be “out of action for a few weeks.”

A statement from Chesterfield, published at the time, read: “We are aware of an allegation relating to an unidentified Chesterfield player. We are assisting Greater Manchester Police with their enquiries. As this is an ongoing investigation, we do not further comments will be made at this stage.”

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