Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Launch Derby Smoke Bomb Probe

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Launch Derby Smoke Bomb Probe

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BOTH Greater Manchester Police and the FA have launched investigations after a smoke bomb was thrown onto the pitch during the derby.

The incident occurred in the dying minutes of Sunday's match at Old Trafford as City midfielder Bernardo Silva was preparing to take a corner.

The item didn't hit the Portugese midfielder but landed nearby and there was a brief stoppage in play whilst it was moved away as it sent plumes of red smoke billowing into the front rows of the north east corner of the ground.

Bringing, or attempting to bring, pyrotechnics into a football ground is a criminal offence and carries a maximum sentence of three months in prison.

They are among the items security staff look for when searching supporters, and others previously found guilty of possessing them inside grounds have been handed banning orders. …

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