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Man arrested in connection with offensive posts on social media

Man arrested in connection with offensive posts on social media

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Feb 08, 2021&nbsp18: 54&nbspGMT

A 21-yr-inclined man has been arrested on suspicion of an offence contrary to the Malicious Communication Act after a range of racist and hateful Tweets had been posted online in leisurely 2020.

Officers from the Met’s Central Soccer Unit arrested the man at a Retford tackle at some stage in the early hours of this morning (Monday 8 February). An investigation became launched last yr after Chelsea FC identified a range of offensive and hateful Tweets. This day’s action is the discontinuance result of that investigation.

The 21-yr-inclined has since been released below police investigation while enquiries proceed.

Inspector Matt Ashmead from the Met’s Central Soccer Unit, acknowledged: “This action proves that the internet isn’t any safe refuge for trolls to heart of attention on other folks with hateful, offensive or racist abuse. On-line abuse is no longer victimless and we can peer to identify these accountable and capture action.”