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Image of Arsenal fan released after Dele Alli hit on head with water bottle

'This was a disrespectful act which showed complete disregard for both the players and the fans wishing to enjoy a peaceful match.'

04 February, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

Image released by police of fan they would like to identify 

POLICE have released an image of a man they would like to trace after Dele Alli was hit on the head with a water bottle in a match against Arsenal.

The Spurs star was struck on the head in the 73rd minute of the Caraboa Cup tie on December 19 at the Emirates stadium.

Officers would like to identify the man pictured in the image and are appealing for anyone with information on his whereabouts to come forward.

Since the incident, officers from the public order investigations team have been working with Arsenal Football Club to identify the suspect.

No arrests have been made, enquiries continue.

PC Jonathan Fryar who is leading the investigation said: “This was a disrespectful act which showed complete disregard for both the players and the fans wishing to enjoy a peaceful match.

“The incident is being taken seriously and we have been working closely with Arsenal Football Club to thoroughly investigate.”

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