Teenager, 17, released without charge over Anthony Crolla attack

A youngster arrested by British police investigating the assault on lightweight contender Anthony Crolla has been released without charge this week following questioning.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was hauled in by officers after Crolla was hit over the head with a concrete slab following a confrontation with burglars near his home. Police have now decided that the accused will face no further action though as inquiries into the shocking incident continue.

‘Million Dollar’ chased two men last month after spotting them leaving a neighbours house, although the alleged thieves turned on Crolla and left him needing 12 stitches whilst nursing fractured skull and a broken ankle.

Crolla subqequently lost out on fighting Richar Abril for world title at 135lbs due to the injuries he suffered, and to compound the fighters anguish, former opponent and arch-rival Derry Mathews has gone on to replace the Mancunian for a bout scheduled on March 6 in Liverpool.

The 28 year-old, who currently holds a record of 29-4-2 with 11 KO’s, is recovering well from what could have been a much worse ordeal and hopes to get back in the ring this summer to keep up his career momentum.