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Chris Kirkland attack: Man arrested on suspicion of assault

  • 21 October 2012
  • From the section England
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Goalkeeper Chris Kirkland received treatment after being knocked down

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a goalkeeper was attacked during a Championship football match.

Sheffield Wednesday's Chris Kirkland, 31, required treatment after being struck in the face during the game against Leeds United.

A man ran on to the pitch after Leeds had equalised in the game on Friday.

Gloucestershire Police said a man from Cheltenham had been arrested on suspicion of assault.

South Yorkshire Police, which is leading the investigation, said the suspect was being transported to South Yorkshire for questioning.

The Football Association is also investigating crowd trouble at the match and said it was awaiting the referee's report.

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