A 24-year-old man has been arrested after a referee was left with several injuries following a vicious assault in the Platt Bridge vs Wigan Rose Remembrance Cup game on Sunday.
The man has been arrested after a referee was left with broken bones from a vicious attack in Wigan at the weekend.
Referee Dave Bradshaw was officiating a fixture in a local Remembrance Cup game when he was attacked by a player he had sent off from Platt Bridge, who lost 3-2 to Wigan Rose. Bradshaw was then attacked in front of horrified bystanders, suffering a broken nose, four broken ribs, a dislocated shoulder, a broken collarbone, concussion and whiplash.
Wigan Police have confirmed that a 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault about the match involving Platt Bridge and Wigan Rose.
The referee posted on social media on Monday, the day after the incident. He said: “It’s been a very traumatic 12 hours; thanks for all the kind words. I’ve sustained substantial injuries. I’ll survive, but my confidence has been smashed to bits. Please, because of one person, don’t tarnish the club with the same brush. The club are doing great things for the community.”