No action over coin thrown at West Brom’s Chris Brunt in FA Cup tie

A teenager who was arrested following the incident in which the West Bromwich Albion player Chris Brunt was struck in the face by a coin will face no further action.

Thames Valley Police made an arrest in February after the 31-year-old Northern Ireland international sustained a cut under his left eye when he approached the stand housing Baggies supporters following a 3-1 defeat by Reading in the FA Cup.

The force has now said a 17-year-old has been given a caution in relation to the matter at the Madejski Stadium.

In a statement published on BBC Sport’s website, a spokesperson for Thames Valley Police stated: “A 17-year-old boy has been given a youth caution for using threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour, likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

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

The Football Association had also launched an investigation into the incident which Brunt called “absolutely disgusting”.

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