Police probe Spurs fan attack by fellow supporters at FA Cup game with Chelsea
Last Updated: 27/04/17 10:34am
The Metropolitan Police are investigating an attack on a Spurs fan following the FA Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea.
It is claimed that Michael Voller, a 23-year-old Tottenham fan, was assaulted after being mistaken by other Spurs supporters as a Chelsea fan.
Tottenham lost 4-2 in the match with their London rivals at Wembley on April 22.
Voller, who previously worked at Tottenham as a gardener at their training ground, was punched in the face, causing him serious injuries including a broken cheekbone, eye socket and skull.
He has been discharged from hospital and continues to receive treatment but doctors are concerned that there may be lasting damage to his eyesight.
Police are appealing to the public to help identify the suspect.
The incident happened at around 7.30pm outside Moore Spice Indian restaurant on Engineers Way, near Wembley Stadium.
Voller was walking past the restaurant with friends when he was targeted by other Tottenham fans walking in the opposite direction. It is believed one of the group mistook him for a rival Chelsea supporter and punched him in the face.
The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his early 20s and approximately 5ft 10ins tall. He was wearing a black hooded top or jacket.
Detective Constable James Robb said: "This was a violent and unprovoked assault that has left a young man with some terrible injuries that could end up affecting him for the rest of his life.
"I'd appeal to all Spurs fans to think hard about whether they have any information about the person who did this."
Anyone with information regarding the assault or the identity of the suspect should contact Brent CID on 020 8733 3737 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111