Championship news

Man arrested over Kirkland attack

October 21, 2012
By ESPN staff

Police have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of assault after Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was attacked during the 1-1 draw with Leeds United on Friday night.

Chris Kirkland
PA PhotosChris Kirkland lies hurt after he was attacked by a supporter during Friday's game

• Police investigate after attack

Several unsavoury incidents occurred during the match at Hillsborough, with South Yorkshire Police confirming it was also investigating claims that seats and bottles were thrown during the game.

The supporter suspected of attacking Kirkland was arrested in Cheltenham shortly before 1pm on Sunday, Gloucestershire Police confirmed.

A spokesman said: "The investigation is being led by South Yorkshire Police. The man currently remains in police custody."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report