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Football fan injured at Bury match

A young football fan with Asperger's Syndrome and autism was attacked with a knife as he tried to play peacemaker. The 20-year-old man from the Carlisle area, had travelled with his dad to watch his team play Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday 24 January 2015. As they enjoyed a prematch drink in the Staff of Life pub a group of Carlisle fans came to the pub complaining that they'd been attacked by Bury supporters. When the the 20-year-old, whose natural instinct is to abhor violence and seek a peaceful solution, met the Bury fans to calm the situation down he was allegedly slashed with a knife and kicked on the ground. A 56-year-old man from the Bury area was arrested on suspicion of assault. He was later bailed until 17 February 2015 pending further inquiries.

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