Police probe into coin throwing at Hillsborough

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COINS thrown onto the pitch during Sheffield Wednesday’s midweek game against Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield have been handed to police.

South Yorkshire Police has launched an investigation in a bid to identify those responsible for the coin attacks.

Referee Graham Salisbury and assistants Barry Gordon and Keith Lawson handed the coins over after they were thrown from where the home fans were housed in the North Stand at Hillsborough, where the Owls lost 3-1.

The matter is also to be investigated by the FA.

A Sheffield Wednesday spokesman said: “The referee, as a matter of course, noted the throwing of coins in his match report to the FA. This in turn means that the FA will investigate this very serious matter and the club could face a charge as a result.

“The throwing of coins and other objects is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

“The club is currently in the process of reviewing CCTV footage to identify those responsible and condemns such behaviour.

“SWFC are working in conjunction with the police to ensure that the culprits are both identified and made culpable for their actions.”