Arrest made after coins thrown at player in Falkirk v Dunfermline match

A man has been arrested after coins were thrown at a player during a football match between Falkirk and Dunfermline.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 5th November 2018, 2:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th November 2018, 9:37 am
Police have arrested a man in connection with an incident during a match between Falkirk and Dunfermline. Picture: Michael Gillen
Police have arrested a man in connection with an incident during a match between Falkirk and Dunfermline. Picture: Michael Gillen

Police have charged a 25-year-old in connection with the incident, which took place during a Scottish Championship fixture on October 6 at Falkirk Stadium.

The coins, which were thrown at a Dunfermline player, missed and no one was injured.

The man is expected to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court at a later date.

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Detective Sergeant Kenny Halliday, Forth Valley’s dedicated football officer, said: “Throwing items on the pitch or at people is a reckless and disruptive act.

“We remain committed to pursuing those who attempt to cause others harm and ruin the game for the majority of responsible fans.”