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Police probe alleged racist slur at Kettering game

The alleged incident happened while Kettering were playing at home Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged racist incident at a Kettering Town home game.

More than 600 people were at the Evo-Stick South League fixture between the Poppies and Redditch United FC on Tuesday evening when a home supporter allegedly made a racist slur against a Redditch player.

The player reported the incident to the match referee shortly before half-time and club stewards evicted the individual from the ground, but no details were taken.

We are working closely on this with both the club and the Kick it Out anti-racism campaign.

There is no place for behaviour such as this in a football ground and we are appealing for supporters to help us identify the individual behind this incident which we are treating as a hate crime.

– PC James Condon, from the Force's Football Unit

Anyone with information about this incident should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.