Fan arrested over Koran incident

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A MAN has been arrested after pages were torn from the Koran and thrown during a football match between Birmingham City and Middlesbrough, police said.

The incident, which happened during the game at St Andrew’s on December 7, was reported to police by a match steward.

A 25-year-old man from Bicton Heath in Shrewsbury was arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred on December 21.

He has since been bailed pending further inquiries and banned from attending any football matches or from visiting the St Andrew’s ground. He must also not visit any city where Middlesbrough FC are playing.