Police have confirmed that a 17-year-old has handed himself in on Saturday night following the incident earlier in the day, which marred the Tigers’ 2-0 win over Barnsley
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Police have confirmed that a 17-year-old has handed himself in on Saturday night following an incident earlier in the day which saw a child hit in the face with a flare.
The incident marred the Tigers’ 2-0 win over Barnsley after occurring midway through the Championship clash at Barnsley’s Oakwell ground.
The fan, just seven-years-old , received treatment at the scene following the incident. He was thankfully able to return to watch the remainder of the game, which his side won 2-0.
Police have now said that a teenager, aged 17, presented himself to Clough Road police station in Hull at 10pm on Saturday night and is to be questioned over the incident.
The incident occured during the midway point of Saturday’s Championship clash between Barnsley and Hull
Humberside Police are working with both football clubs and their South Yorkshire Police colleagues to investigate the incident.
Chief Inspector Blake Neale said: “Behaviour of this nature will not be tolerated as families should feel safe to be able to go to watch their team’s play without the fear of this type of incident.
“Police officers work closely with the ground’s stewards and tonight one supporter had been arrested on entry to the ground when he was found in possession of a flare.
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“We are working closely with our colleagues in South Yorkshire Police, Hull City and Barnsley Football Clubs to conduct a thorough investigation and whoever is found to be responsible will be dealt with robustly.”
The victory was an important one for Grant McCann’s side. Despite the success, they are still three points from safety.
McCann said afterwards: “It’s a big win, given the positions of the teams in the league.
“There’s a two-week break now and the international break has probably come at the wrong time again.
“I said after the West Brom game that defensively, our shape, how organised we were, how disciplined we were, we were disappointed to come away losing the game, obviously given the chances we had at the back end of the game.”
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