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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