Knife-attack fan critical but stable

Date published: 07 January 2014

A LATICS fan stabbed five time after Sunday’s FA Cup clash at Liverpool had a life-saving operation to halt internal bleeding.

Mark Gregory’s wife Louise, from Dukinfield, revealed her husband is stable but critical condition and will need another operation to stem more bleeding.

The attack occurred around 5.15pm on Lower Breck Road, close to Anfield. Mark was stabbed four times in the left buttock and once at the top of his leg after leaving a pub close to the ground to catch a train back to Manchester.

Louise said: “When the phone rang and they said it was the hospital I feared the worst. I was in shock and still am. I went straight there to be with him.”

Mark, a Boundary Park season ticket holder for 15 years, flagged down a nearby ambulance after the attack.

Police have so far been unable to speak to Mark, who remains heavily sedated.

Detective Chief inspector Andy O’Connor of Merseyside police, said: “This was a very nasty incident. The area was very busy with football fans and passing motorists and I am confident some people will have seen what happened.”

Anyone with information is urged to call St Anne Street CID on 0151-777 4064 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.