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23rd Feb 2016

Arrest made over Chris Brunt coin-throwing incident

Tom Victor

A man has been arrested in connection with the coin-throwing incident during West Bromwich Albion’s FA Cup defeat against Reading.

Albion’s Chris Brunt was struck by a coin thrown from the end where his own team’s fans were sat, as he tried to give his shirt to a supporter following the 3-1 defeat.

A statement from Thames Valley Police confirms the arrest was made as a result of a joint operation with Hampshire Police.

West Brom have already promised to impose their own sanctions on the perpetrator, while a charity coin collection has also been planned in solidarity with the Northern Irishman.

Team-mates Ben Foster and James McClean have both spoken out criticising the so-called fan who performed the act.

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