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Man arrested in connection with Spurs fan attack in Wembley

PUBLISHED: 16:36 10 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:36 10 May 2017

Michael Voller  (Picture: MET Police)

Michael Voller (Picture: MET Police)

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Police investigating a serious assault on a Spurs fan believed to have been mistaken for a Chelsea supporter after an FA cup semi-final in Wembley have arrested a 21-year-old man.

Michael Voller, a 23-year-old Spurs fan, was punched in the face outside Moore Spice Indian restaurant, in Engineers Way, at around 7.30pm following the Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea game on April 22.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on May 9 and has since been released from police custody while enquiries continue.

Officers from Brent CID previously released images of Mr Voller who sustained serious injuries during the attack including a broken cheek-bone, eye-socket and skull.

The committed Spurs fan was walking past the restaurant with a group of friends when he was identified and targeted by another group of Tottenham fans walking in the opposite direction.

Mr Voller, a former gardener at Spurs’ training ground, was immediately taken to hospital following the attack.

He has since been discharge but doctors are concerned that there may be lasting damage to his eyesight.

It is believed that one of the group mistakenly believed Mr Voller was a rival Chelsea supporter and punched him in the face.

Police continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information regarding the assault should contact Brent CID on 020 8733 3737 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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