Police ‘interview man in connection with ‘attack’ on England and Arsenal great Kenny Sansom’ that has left him fighting for his life in hospital
- Police reportedly questioned a man over an alleged attack on Kenny Sansom
- The 61-year-old was left fighting for his life with severe head injuries last month
- There was said to have been a disagreement that led to the incident in Exeter
- The man, reportedly known to Sansom, has been questioned and released
Police have reportedly questioned a man over an alleged attack that has left football legend Kenny Sansom fighting for his life with severe head injuries.
The 61-year-old is thought to have fallen and suffered a serious head injury during the disagreement and was subsequently taken to hospital.
Sansom was unable to recall the incident that left him fighting for his life in hospital and remains in a critical condition.
Police have questioned a man on the incident that left Kenny Sansom fighting for his life
The former Gunner suffered serious head injuries, allegedly as a result of a disagreement
Doctors had feared the worst but Samson has made slight improvements and has begun sitting up in his bed.
But The Sun revealed on Saturday night that a 60-year-old, who was apparently known to Sansom, was interviewed in connection with the attack but has since been released by police.
The former Arsenal left-back has a history of alcohol problems and was reportedly out drinking in Exeter on the day of the alleged attack.
A neighbour who heard the incident told The Sun: ‘It sounded like they were having a good time. But later in the afternoon, things got out of hand.
‘There was an argument which sounded like it had turned into a fight.’
The former England international discharged himself a day after he was taken in to hospital, but shortly returned after his condition deteriorated.
The former England left-back has been in and out of rehab and has suffered drinking problems
Former England team-mate Peter Shilton revealed that he was ‘praying for Kenny’ and said that he was ‘the best left-back I ever played with for England.’
Sansom remains in a serious condition with his family by his bedside.
Born in south London, Sansom started his career at Crystal Palace before joining Arsenal in a £1million deal. He spent eight years at Highbury, winning the League Cup in 1987, and was a fixture at left back for England, through the World Cup tournaments of 1982 and 1986.
He went on to play for Newcastle, QPR and Coventry, Everton, Brentford and Watford before three brief spells in non-League.
Sportsmail has contacted Devon and Cornwall Police for comment.