Man City v Liverpool: police probe as girl hurt after coins and smoke bomb thrown

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A 15-year-old girl was treated for head injuries at the match at Etihad Stadium.

Greater Manchester Police say they are investigating a number of incidents that occurred during and after the Manchester City v Liverpool Carabao Cup tie last night (22 December).

A 15-year-old girl was treated for head injuries at the match at Etihad Stadium, and a 53-year-old man was also assaulted after the game at the junction of Ashton New Road and Alan Turing Way. He was treated at the scene but also needed hospital treatment.

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GMP's match commander, Superintendent Gareth Parkin, said: "We are aware of a number of objects, including coins and a smoke bomb, that were thrown during the match. We will be investigating the incidents and reviewing CCTV from the night. Clearly, throwing objects in a confined area can be dangerous, and have serious and sometimes devastating consequences - GMP sends it's thoughts and wishes to the girl who was injured and wish her a speedy recovery."

Two men were arrested on suspicion of trying to take a pyrotechnic into the ground and a man was also arrested for a racially aggravated public order offence. All three will be interviewed at a later date, police said.

City progressed to the quarter finals after winning the tie 3-2.

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