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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.


Best wishes Mr Gregory and on behalf of almost all Latics fans and indeed the decent none moaning people of Oldham, I would like to wish you a speedy recovery and a great year for you and your family after this awful incident.

The match and our section sadly contained some morons and a few under the influence, some who insisted on standing and so ruin the view for everyone else.

I sincerely hope that it was not an Oldham fan who was one of the people involved in this attack on you.

Get well.

Best Wishes to Mark Gregory (and his family). I hope that the club might consider offering him a season ticket when he recovers fully. Get well soon Mark. All the best from OAFC Supporters' Club, Philippines.

All the best Gregie hope you make a speedy recovery.

Latics Observer why does it matter if it was an Oldham fan, whoever they were, they are scum cowards low lifes regardless of the club following.

Hope the Lad recovers soon.

It does matter if it was an Oldham Fan who instigated the assault, then the club can ban him/her for life , as most of the remarks via social media have condemned the people of Liverpool, even without knowing any facts surrounding the incident.

No it DOESN'T matter, the fact is some idiot was walking around Anfield with a knife. Oldham or Liverpool fan he is still a low life regardless of his choice of football club. If its either club I'm sure they will be banned for life. so it Doesn't matter which club he follows.


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