Watford football fan attack: Five teens arrested including boy, 14

Nick Cruwys Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Mr Cruwys, 44, suffered "critical" head injuries in the attack on 7 March

A 14-year-old boy is the latest teenager to be arrested over an attack that left a Watford football fan critically ill after a match in Wolverhampton.

Nic Cruwys, 44, suffered "critical" head injuries in the attack on 7 March.

Police said the boy was arrested earlier from the Parkfields area of Wolverhampton on suspicion of wounding.

A man, 18, arrested at a Stafford home on Monday, has been bailed. Three others were arrested last week.

'Matchday appeal'

Mr Cruwys remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital following the assault on Littles Lane.

West Midlands Police said the father of two, from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, was with a group of friends when he was assaulted.

Three teenagers, two aged 18 and a 13-year-old, were arrested last week and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police said they would be appealing for information later when Wolverhampton Wanderers play Sheffield Wednesday.

Det Insp Toni Naylor said: "Nick still remains in a critical but stable condition and his family remain by his side.

"Five arrests have now been made but our investigation is still very much ongoing and we are still appealing for information.

"Wolves FC have approached us and kindly offered to print an appeal in tonight's matchday programme where we will be urging fans to come forward with information."

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