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Arrest after Stevenage footballer Scott Laird assaulted

A man has been arrested over an attack on Stevenage footballer Scott Laird after the League Two club's 3-1 defeat of Newcastle United in the FA Cup.

The defender was knocked to the ground after the final whistle on Saturday as Stevenage's players celebrated with fans on the pitch at Broadhall Way.

A 24-year-old from Stevenage is being held on suspicion of assault.

Police are still keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the attack on the defender.

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