Two men bailed after Premier League linesman was hit by Spurs smoke bomb

Published on 23 October, 2013 
By: Mark Williams
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The men, aged 25 and 47, were arrested after official David Bryan was struck by the missile during the Aston Villa and Tottenham match

Two men arrested after an assistant referee was hit by a smoke bomb during a Premier League football match have been released on police bail.

The men, aged 25 and 47, were arrested after official David Bryan was struck by the missile which was thrown during the first half of play between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.

West Midlands Police said the pair have now been released on police bail, pending further inquiries.

The game at Villa Park was delayed as the smoking missile was removed but Bryan was unharmed and able to continue.

The incident occurred amid the celebrations after Andros Townsend had put Spurs on course for their 2-0 win with the opening goal after 31 minutes.

 

 

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