Hibs fan charged with throwing coin at derby match

An 18 year-old man has been arrested and charged with culpable and reckless conduct after he allegedly threw a coin at the Hearts v Hibs match last month.

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 3:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 3:34 pm
The teenager was arrested after the incident a Tynecastle.

The man has appeared in court and was released with bail conditions that prohibit him from attending any football games following the incident at Tynecastle, on Thursday, Ferbruary 7.

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Inspector Bob Innes of Wester Hailes police station said: “Coin throwing is a national problem at football grounds which can cause serious injury.

“Thanks to CCTV technology installed by Hearts we have been able to trace the individual responsible and make an arrest.

“I would like this to serve as a reminder to football fans that we take a zero tolerance approach to incidents of this nature and we will use all means at our disposal to trace those responsible.”