Another early morning raid has led to the arrest of a third teenager in connection with the brutal gang attack on football fan Nick Cruwys.
An 18-year-old was arrested from an address in Wolverhampton’s Fallings Park at around 3.30am this morning.
Two other teenagers, aged 13 and 18, were arrested in the area earlier in the week as police swooped at dawn.
The pair have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
The sickening assault took place as 44-year-old milkman and father of two Nick headed home towards Hemel Hempstead after his team’s league meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
His friends were ‘outnumbered’ by the mob, who struck on Littles Lane near Wolverhampton city centre at around 5pm on Saturday, leaving Nick with serious head injuries.
He remains in a critical but stable condition in Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
West Midlands detectives continue to investigate and are appealing for more information.
Det Chief Insp Chris Hanson, from the force’s CID, said: “Our investigation continues and three people have been arrested.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank people for providing information and I am now appealing to anyone else involved in this incident to come forward.
“My team of detectives are determined to trace everyone that was involved, they will identify you, they will get you, and they will knock your door.
“Do the right thing, think of this family man with young children and come forward.”
Anyone with information that could help this investigation is urged to call Wolverhampton’s Violent Crime Team on 101.
Alternatively, people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. More on this story:
Do the right thing, think of this family man with young children and come forward.