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Teen Held Over Crolla Attack

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 19 Dec 2014

Teen held over Crolla attack

19th December 2014, 12:23pm

A teenager has been arrested over a brutal attack which left boxing world title hopeful Anthony Crolla in hospital with a fractured skull and broken ankle.

Police said that a 17-year-old boy is being questioned in custody on suspicion of burglary, assault and possession with intent to supply drugs in connection with the incident.

Crolla, 28, was hit over the head with a concrete slab after being attacked while chasing two people away from his neighbour's home at around 5.30pm on Tuesday in Chadderton, Greater Manchester.

The likeable Mancunian fighter is said to be recovering well from his injuries in hospital.

But his long-awaited world title shot against Richard Abril on January 23 has been scrapped and his trainer Joe Gallagher is unsure whether he will even be able to box again....