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05th Sep 2022

Police investigating claims Chesterfield player hospitalised Oldham’s Hallam Hope

Simon Lloyd

Oldham released a statement saying Hope was left with ‘serious injuries’

Police are reportedly investigating claims that a ‘vicious assault’ which hospitalised Oldham’s Hallam Hope was carried out by a Chesterfield player.

Hope played a full 90 minutes for Oldham in their 2-0 National League defeat at home to Chesterfield on Saturday. A statement from his club said he was attacked on a staff car park outside Boundary Park after the game.

The incident left him ‘seriously injured’, with the 28-year-old not expected to return to action for a matter of weeks.

The assault was captured on CCTV, with Oldham since handing over footage to police to look at as part of their investigations.

As reported by Sportsmail, a Chesterfield player is alleged to have been Hope’s attacker, with police looking into the matter.

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‘Oldham Athletic is sorry to have to report that our player, Hallam Hope, was the victim of a vicious assault on Saturday evening,’ read Oldham’s statement, which was released on Monday afternoon.

‘The assault took place in the staff car park following the game against Chesterfield. Hallam sustained serious injuries which required hospital treatment and he will be out of action for some weeks.

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

‘Whilst the investigation is continuing Oldham Athletic will make no further comment on the incident.

‘The club is supporting Hallam and will continue to do so. We wish him a speedy recovery from a dreadful experience.’

The 28-year-old joined the Latics in 2021 after leaving Swindon Town, remaining with the club after their relegation from the Football League at the end of last season.

A product of Everton’s academy, he has also played for Bury, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday and Northampton.

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