Pontefract man held over Halifax rugby fan attack

A SECOND man has been arrested over an attack a month ago which left a rugby league fan in a coma.

A SECOND man has been arrested over an attack a month ago which left a rugby league fan in a coma.

David Singer, who lives in Halifax, suffered serious head injuries when he was set upon outside the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington on September 26.

The 32-year-old had seen Halifax play Featherstone Rovers in the Championship Grand Final, on the same day that amateur side Underbank played Warrington Wizards at the stadium.

A 29-year-old man from Pontefract was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday on suspicion of assault, police said.

He was due to be questioned later.

Earlier this month, a 26-year-old man, also from Pontefract, was arrested on suspicion of assault and violent disorder and released on bail pending further inquiries.

Mr Singer’s condition is still “critical” in hospital.

 

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