South East Wales

Boy, 12, bailed after football manager 'hit by object'

Bowyer post match Image copyright Huw Evans picture agency
Image caption Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer after the match at Rodney Parade, speaking with officials and a police officer

A 12-year-old boy has been bailed after a visiting football manager was allegedly hit by an object in the dugout at Newport County on Saturday.

The Football Association and the club have both launched inquiries after Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer was struck in his side's 3-1 win at Rodney Parade.

Gwent Police has confirmed an arrest was made and the boy has been bailed pending further inquiries.

It warned supporters they could face a ban from future matches.

Supt Glyn Fernquest, of Gwent Police, said: "The vast majority of supporters on Saturday were well behaved. We want all supporters to enjoy the game and part of that is making sure everyone behaves safely and legally.

"If any football-related arrest is made, the individual may be subject to a Football Banning Order application. Any banning order, if successful, will prevent individuals from attending football fixtures."

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