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Man arrested after car drives into Port Vale fans

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a hit-and-run incident involving football fans on their way to a match.

Two Port Vale fans were taken to hospital after they were hit by a car as the waited in a taxi rank outside Rochdale train station.

Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite tweeted yesterday:

Police said: "Shortly after 2.45pm on Saturday 13 April 2013, a car that was travelling around the mini roundabout outside Rochdale Train Station collided with two men.

"A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been bailed until 14 July 2013 pending further inquiries."

An eyewitness told the Daily Mail: "Me and three mates got to Rochdale train station about 2.40pm on Saturday and ordered a taxi. While we were waiting a red car with three men inside sped into the rank and drove into the Port Vale fans.

"The car then sped off and the driver had a grin on his face."


Do you have a wheelbarrow? – Port Vale needs you

Port Vale Football Club is on a mission to recruit volunteers who can help clear snow from its pitch in time for Saturday's game against Aldershot Town.

Head Groundsman Steve Speed, is hoping volunteers will step forward today and tomorrow with wheelbarrows and friends who can spare time to help rid the pitch of snow.

Anybody who may be able to spare some time is being asked to report to Main Reception or the Railway Stand and ask for Steve Speed, who despite his name, can't remove snow from the ground on his own.


Port Vale signs Lee Hughes

Lee Hughes Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Port Vale has signed Lee Hughes until the end of the season. He joins the club after leaving Notts County, and will play this Saturday against Gillingham.

He says he is excited to join a club steeped in football history, and is looking forward to helping them push for promotion.

Paul Wildes announced as new Port Vale owner

Paul Wildes, new Port Vale Football Club owner Credit: ITV Central

“I would like to thank the Port Vale supporters, once again, for their ongoing patience and support. It has been a long process but we are delighted to have finally taken over the Club and look forward to a long and successful association."

“As I have previously stated, our intention is to develop the club both on and off the field. On the pitch we’re continuing to support Micky and the squad as they push for promotion. Off the pitch we have made some key appointments to ensure the immediate and ongoing success of the Club."

Paul Wildes

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