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Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Man in hospital after Workington Uppies and Downies game

A trail of destruction from Tuesday’s Uppies and Downies clash left a man in hospital and several cars trampled and damaged.

Police were told that a 24-year-old man was knocked unconscious and dragged to the ground by two attackers on the Cloffocks car park.

At around 7.40pm, the Workington man was reportedly punched in the head. He was taken to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

Several cars were damaged. Two were parked outside the police station and belong to Cumbria Constabulary staff.

A blue Peugeot 206 was dented and its bonnet damaged. A Ford Focus was also damaged.

Police were contacted by a motorist whose reported that his “car had been wrecked by Uppies and Downies” while it was parked in Ladies Walk.

Its wing mirrors had been snapped off. The Vauxhall Astra had also been jumped upon, causing damage to its bonnet and windscreen.

The details emerged yesterday after it was reported how the parents of Robert Daglish Junior, who was throwing off the ball, were trapped in their car as the event began.

Robert senior and Carole wereparked on the Cloffocks car park, as their car was dented during the early tussles.

Anyone with information can call police on 101.

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