Police 'hunt for three Tottenham Hotspur fans linked to coin-throwing incident'

Theo Walcott of Arsenal makes a 2-0 gesture to the Tottenham fans as he is stretchered off the pitch during the Budweiser FA Cup third round match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on January 4, 2014
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Police are reportedly hunting for three Tottenham Hotspur fans who are alleged to have been involved in a coin-throwing incident against Arsenal.

Police have called on the public to help find three Tottenham Hotspur supporters linked to an alleged coin-throwing incident, which was targeted at Arsenal forward Theo Walcott.

Coins are said to have been aimed at Walcott as he held up a 2-0 scoreline with his fingers while being stretchered off during the Gunners' victory over Spurs in the FA Cup in early January.

According to the Daily Star, a spokesman from Scotland Yard said: "During the match, an Arsenal player on a stretcher, medical staff carrying him and stewards were struck by coins and other missiles thrown at them from a section of the crowd occupied by Tottenham fans.

"The player and stewards received minor injuries as a result. Officers from the Metropolitan Police launched an investigation and have now identified three men they would like to contact."

The three suspects could be given lifetime bans from football if they are found guilty of the incident.

Fabio Borini of Sunderland celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Sunderland at St James' Park on February 1, 2014
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