Bolton midfielder Kyle Dempsey and his dad attacked in 'unprovoked assault' and left needing medical treatment | The Sun

BOLTON star Kyle Dempsey and his dad were left needing medical treatment after they were the victims of an "unprovoked assault" on a night out.

The midfielder, 26, had played in the Trotters' 3-1 defeat at former club Carlisle on Saturday afternoon.

Dempsey then hit the town with father Richard – a former rugby league star – in Maryport, Cumbria.

But the pair were on the receiving end of an "unprovoked assault" and were taken to hospital for medical treatment.

A Bolton statement confirmed the shocking news.

It read: "Bolton Wanderers Football Club is aware of an incident which took place at the weekend.


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"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."

Cumbria Police told SunSport they are looking into the incident.

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Earlier on Saturday, Dempsey played in Bolton’s 3-1 pre-season defeat at Carlisle.

The midfielder kicked off his career at the Blues and has also played for Gillingham, Huddersfield and Fleetwood.

Saturday's match was his first return to Brunton Park since leaving seven years ago.

Dempsey joined Bolton in January and played 11 times in the second half of the 2021-22 season, helping them finish ninth in League One.

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