Man arrested after racist Cobblers tweets

An investigation has been launched following allegations of racist tweets towards Northampton Town football players.

Man questioned over Tweets to players

A 25-year-old man was in police custody today after being arrested on suspicion of sending racist tweets to two Northampton Town footballers.

Gloucestershire Police said the man, from Cheltenham, was arrested under the Malicious Communications Act last night.

A investigation was launched yesterday following allegations of racist tweets towards Adebayo Akinfenwa and Clarke Carlisle, who is also chairman of the Professional Footballers Association.

The suspect remains in police custody in Cheltenham pending further inquiries, the force spokesman said.

"We became aware of some tweets that had been sent to our players on Wednesday evening and we immediately notified the police.

"As this is a live investigation it would be inappropriate for us to comment further."

– A spokesman for Northampton Town

Arrest made following allegations of racist tweets to Northampton Town Football players

A joint investigation between Northamptonshire Police and Gloucestershire Police has been launched following allegations of racist tweets towards Northampton Town football players.

Last night a 25-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested under the malicious communications act. He was subsequently also arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence of intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress.

He remains in police custody in Cheltenham today pending further inquiries.

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