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Arrests after former boxer Wharton attacked

Henry Wharton Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Two more people have been arrested following an attack that left former boxing middleweight champion Henry Wharton with serious back, head and ankle injuries. A 26-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man, both from York, have been arrested in the Blackpool area.

They remain in police custody for questioning. Mr Wharton was struck by a car after he reportedly tried to intervene in a pre-arranged bare knuckle fight between members of the travelling community in York. A 35-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards and released on bail pending inquiries

Officers have urged witnesses to come forward to help with enquires. Former world title challenger Wharton, 44, is still in a serious condition in hospital, receiving treatment for several broken vertebrae and a shattered ankle.