Police have confirmed that a 27 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a hit and run incident before Vale’s game at Rochdale.
Two Port Vale supporters were injured – one seriously – after a car ploughed into a group of five supporters before the League Two game.
A 36-year-old man suffered a serious head injury and police described his condition as serious but stable. A 52-year-old man also suffered injuries to his arm and hip. Both men remain in hospital.
The incident happened on a mini-roundabout on Station Road, close to Rochdale fire station and Rochdale railway station at around 2.45pm.
A major investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances. The police are believed to be studying CCTV footage and have issued an appeal for witnesses.
Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.