No charge for teenager who threw coin at Chris Brunt

Date published: Saturday 2nd April 2016 1:02

Chris Brunt: Struck by a coin after FA Cup loss to Reading

Chris Brunt: Struck by a coin after FA Cup loss to Reading

A teenager who was arrested following the incident where West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt was struck in the face by a coin will face no further action.

Thames Valley Police made an arrest in February after Northern Ireland international Brunt, 31, suffered a cut under his left eye when he approached the stand housing Baggies supporters following a 3-1 loss to Reading in the FA Cup.

Now Thames Valley Police have said a 17-year-old has been given a caution in relation to the matter at the Madejski Stadium and will take no further action.

In a statement a spokesperson for Thames Valley Police stated: ”A 17-year-old boy from Shropshire was given a youth caution for using threatening/abusive words/behaviour or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment/alarm or distress.

“No further action was taken in relation to the offence of throwing a missile on to a football playing area.”

The Football Association had also launched an investigation into the incident against Brunt, who called the act ”absolutely disgusting”.

Brunt picked up a serious knee injury last month, meaning the 30-year-old will be sidelined for six months, ruling him out of Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign.

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