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Man in 20s seriously injured after being punched from behind following cup final

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A man has been left with serious injuries after being punched from behind following a football cup final at the weekend.Police were called to Norwich Road in Dereham on Friday following reports of an assault after the Norfolk Junior Cup final clash between Watlington Sports and Social Club and Dersingham Rovers.The incident occurred at around 9.45pm when the victim was approached from behind by a man who punched him on the back of the head.The victim, a man aged in his 20s, was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with serious injuries, where he remains.A police spokesperson says that enquiries are ongoing. Watlington had emerged victorious from the cup final clash, with a Ben Baxter-Hunt enough to see off Dersingham.The game had been played at Dereham Town’s Aldiss Park, and reports suggest the assault occurred as a result of a clash between supporters.It is not yet known what club’s supporters the victim attended the game with.



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