A POLICEMAN was seriously assaulted before England’s Nations League match at Wolves last night, prompting an appeal for witnesses.

The constable was attacked behind Molineux Stadium’s Stan Cullis stand at around 7.25pm.

He was knocked unconscious, suffered a head injury, and was taken to hospital for an assessment and treatment. He remains in hospital.

It’s believed he was approached from behind by a group of men on a grassed area and hit in the side of the head, in an unprovoked attack.

Police are assessing body-worn video and CCTV in a bid to identify who’s responsible.

Four men, aged 21, 20, 19 and 18, were arrested nearby on suspicion of assault and they remain in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Kate Longbottom from West Midlands Police's Force CID said: “We’ve spoken to some witnesses but potentially many more people were in the area and saw what happened or the offenders running off.

“We really need to speak to them as they could have important information; I would ask them to get in touch as a matter of urgency.

“There was a good atmosphere in the build-up to the game, high spirits and lots of families enjoying the occasion.

"That’s what made this assault even more shocking as it appears to have been totally unprovoked.”

Anyone with information is asked to message us on Live Chat through our website or call us on 101 quoting log 1554 from 14 June.