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A man has been arrested in connection with a report of racist abuse after Swindon Town’s FA Cup match with Manchester City earlier this month.
The incident reportedly occurred in the corner between the Town End and the Don Rogers stand, where the ITV punditry had been set up.
We have worked closely with the club and ITV in our investigation and this morning a 24-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.
He was taken to Gablecross where he remains in custody.
Supt Phil Staynings said: “Racial abuse of any kind will never be tolerated by Wiltshire Police.
“We have worked closely with the football club, who share our strong stance on this, and would like to thank them for their support in our ongoing investigation.
“We continue to encourage people to report these types of incidents and I’m pleased that my officers have been relentless in securing this positive arrest.
“We will continue to work with the club to stamp out hate crime of any kind that spoils matches for the majority of supporters.”
If you are subjected to racial abuse or any other hate crime we encourage you to report it online and find useful links to our partner agencies here - How to report hate crime | Wiltshire Police.
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