Bolton Wanderers player and his father victims of 'unprovoked assault' on night out
Kyle Dempsey and his father, Michael, required hospital treatment
Bolton Wanderers have released a statement saying they are supporting their player Kyle Dempsey after he and his father were attacked on a night out.
The 26-year-old was enjoying an evening out in his hometown of Maryport, Cumbria over the weekend before he and his father were attacked.
The incident came after Dempsey featured for Bolton in their pre-season clash against his former side Carlisle United at Brunton Park, on Saturday.
Wanderers stated that the midfielder and his dad, Michael, who is a former rugby league player, both required hospital treatment following what they say was an "unprovoked attack".
Bolton release statement following incident
A Bolton statement on their website read: "Bolton Wanderers Football Club is aware of an incident which took place at the weekend.
"Kyle Dempsey and his father were enjoying an evening out with their family in their home town of Maryport following Saturday’s pre-season friendly against his former club Carlisle United. During the course of the evening, they were both subjected to an unprovoked assault which left them requiring medical treatment.
"The Dempsey family will receive the full support of Chairman Sharon Brittan, manager Ian Evatt and the Club while the incident is being investigated by Cumbria Police. No further comment will be made at this time."
Dempsey signed for Wanderers in January this year, having previously played for Gillingham, Peterborough and Fleetwood Town.
The midfielder made 11 league appearances for Ian Evatt's side after his mid-season move, helping Wanderers to secure a ninth-placed finish in League One after their promotion the previous campaign.
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