Man quizzed over keeper assault

A 21-year-old man is being questioned by police on suspicion of assault after Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was hit by a fan during a Championship game.

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Police try to locate suspect in Sheffield Wednesday attack

With the public's assistance we have clearly identified the offender who ran onto the pitch during last night's game between Sheffield Wednesday FC and Leeds United FC and who is suspected of assaulting the Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper.

We are dealing with the complaint made by the player and we are currently taking statements, collating evidence and making enquiries to locate and arrest the offender.

We are also using CCTV footage from around the ground to identify suspects who may have been responsible for other offences before, during or after the match.

– Detective Inspector Mark Monteiro, south yorkshire police

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