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Man quizzed over Halifax rugby fan attack

David Singer
Image caption David Singer is critically ill in hospital

A man has been arrested over an attack which has left a rugby league supporter in a coma.

David Singer, 32, from Halifax, suffered serious head injuries when he was set upon outside Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington on 26 September.

Mr Singer had been in Warrington to watch Halifax play Featherstone Rovers in the Championship Grand Final.

A 26-year-old man from Pontefract has been arrested on suspicion of assault and violent disorder.

He remains in police custody, a Cheshire Police spokesman said.

Ambulance technician Mr Singer had travelled with his parents and friends to watch the game and was returning to his coach in the car park when he was attacked.

Police inquiries have suggested that fans wearing Featherstone colours were targeting Halifax fans as they moved back to the car park after the match.

Officers believe there may be other Halifax supporters who were subjected to abuse or violence before Mr Singer was attacked and have urged them to come forward.

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