Football fan fractures skull in railing fall

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A football fan was recovering today after suffering a fractured skull when he fell 15ft from a railing at a match.

The man, in his early 20s, was at Leicester City's 3-0 victory away to Scunthorpe.

A spokesman for Humberside Police said: "He was on his own, nobody pushed him, it seems to be an accident.

"The man, who is from Leicester, is believed to have tried to stand on a railing, and fell 15ft into an exit way."

Police have not named the man who was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital following yesterday's incident. A hospital spokesman last night said he was in a "comfortable" condition.