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Oldham Athletic announce midfielder Hallam Hope has been hospitalized after suffering a ‘vicious attack’.

Police are launching inquiries into claims a Chesterfield player left Oldham’s Hallam Hope in hospital with “serious injuries” after a “vicious attack” in a club car park after the non-league sides met on Saturday

  • Oldham Athletic’s Hallam Hope has been hospitalized after being attacked on Saturday
  • Police are looking for the suspect, with the victim being “seriously injured”.
  • The midfielder required hospital treatment after the ‘vicious’ attack in the staff car park
  • It is alleged that a Chesterfield player was behind the post-game attack

Police are investigating claims a Chesterfield player was behind a “vicious attack” in the post-game car park that left an Oldham Athletic opponent hospitalized with serious injuries.

Oldham released a statement today saying their striker, former Everton academy product Hallam Hope, was attacked in the staff car park following Saturday afternoon’s game between the two Vanarama League sides.

The club added that the 28-year-old player has suffered “serious injuries” and will be “out of action for a few weeks”.

Oldham said the matter had been reported to police, adding that they had provided CCTV footage related to the incident.

sports mail may reveal that a Chesterfield player has been suspected as Hope’s attacker and police have opened an investigation into the matter. Chesterfield was contacted by for comment sports mail.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 1.50pm on Sunday 4 September 2022 we received a report of an attack in Boundary Park on Saturday 3 September 2022.

Hallam Hope was taken to hospital after being the victim of a

Hallam Hope was taken to hospital after being the victim of a “vicious attack” on Saturday night

“An investigation is underway.”

A statement from Oldham read: “Oldham Athletic is sad to report that our player Hallam Hope was the victim of a malicious attack on Saturday night.

“The attack took place in the staff car park after the Chesterfield game. Hallam suffered serious injuries that required hospital treatment and will be out for a few weeks.

“The matter has been reported to the police and we have provided CCTV footage in relation to the incident.

“While the investigation continues, Oldham Athletic will not be commenting further on the incident.

“The club support Hallam and will continue to do so. We wish him a speedy recovery from a horrible experience.”

Chesterfield won the game 2-0. Hope, who is from Manchester, has also played for Sheffield Wednesday, Bury and Swindon Town.

The midfielder was tackled after the club's 2-0 defeat by Chesterfield at Boundary Park

The midfielder was tackled after the club’s 2-0 defeat by Chesterfield at Boundary Park

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Maureen Mackey

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