Police have arrested an individual as part of their investigation into the incident in which a coin was thrown at West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt.
The Northern Ireland international was hit by a coin thrown from among the visiting supporters as Tony Pulis’ side were beaten 3-1 away to Reading in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday.
Brunt, who had gone to hand his shirt to a child in the crowd, said he was “disgusted” and “ashamed” by the incident and West Brom assured they would issue a lifetime ban to the culprit.
Thames Valley Police (TVP) opened an investigation into the incident and stated on Tuesday that they had made an arrest.
— TVP Reading (@TVP_Reading) February 23, 2016
“TVP and Hampshire Police made an arrest today in relation to a coin throwing incident at the Reading vs West Brom FA Cup match on Saturday,” a statement read.
A fan group plans to hold a collection for donations to a charity of Brunt’s choice prior to their Premier League game with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
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