Fan violence broke out outside the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium after QPR’s 2-0 victory over Luton, leaving a Luton fan in a coma. Credit: Michael715/Shutterstock:
A football fan is fighting for his life in a coma after suffering a horror head injury as violence broke out after the QPR v Luton match.
Police on duty during the Championship clash found the 52-year-old man in the street after he was left with serious head wounds in a suspected attack.
The man, who is from Luton, was rushed to hospital and is in a life-threatening condition, according to the Met Police.
He was discovered at 9am on Saturday, the morning after the match at QPR’s Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium in White City, Hammersmith and Fulham.
It is thought he was attacked or got caught up in disorder after the match that saw QPR beat their Bedfordshire rivals 2-0.
On Saturday, the wife of the victim made a social media plea for information and said the injured man was in a coma.
She wrote: “Did anyone go to Luton game last night? If so did you see the incident outside the ground approximately 9:40/9:50pm?
“My husband has been seriously injured and in a coma, we currently don’t know how this is going to go but If anybody witnessed the incident or has footage please let me know or call crime stoppers.”
No arrest have yet been made and the investigation is ongoing, police said.
A spokesman for the Met said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish how the man sustained the head injury.
“At this early stage we believe he may have been assaulted, or otherwise caught up in disorder after the match, in the area of Uxbridge Road near the junction with Davenport Road.”
Detectives want to hear from anyone who witnessed the violence after the match, saw the man being attacked or has any mobile phone footage of the incident.
Arrash Faghihi, a detective constable with the Met Police, said: “This man sustained a serious head injury, and it is vital that we make contact with witnesses quickly.
“The area was extremely busy after the match and there will undoubtedly be many people with information that will assist police. I need them to get in touch as detectives work to build a complete picture of what happened on Friday night.”
Anyone with information and any witnesses can call 101, ref 7888/19nov, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.