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Police investigate as seven-year-old Saints fan injured

Southampton FC v Liverpool FC - Premier League

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Fans fighting in the stands during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St Mary’s Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

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A seven-year-old Southampton fan was injured during their 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at St Mary’s on Saturday.

The youngster was sat in the home end of the stadium when a nitrous oxide canister was allegedly thrown from the away end where the Liverpool fans were sat.

He was shown receiving treatment at the stadium after being hit in the face by the canister just after Roberto Firmino put Liverpool 2-0 up.

Southampton released the following statement after the incident:

“The club is working closely with Hampshire Constabulary to investigate CCTV footage regarding an item thrown towards home supporters in the Northam Stand during Saturday’s Premier League match against Liverpool. The item has been retained by police and all additional information has been provided by the club to the police to assist with their enquiries.”

Hampshire police have released the following image of an individual they would like to question.

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