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Police investigate Twitter user after alleged racial abuse targets footballer

This tweet, believed to be from a 17-year-old Liverpool fan, allegedly targeted Newcastle United defender James Perch after the two sides met on Sunday.

Information identifying the tweet's author has been removed from this screenshot. Credit: Twitter

A call about the abuse James Perch allegedly received was made to Northumbria Police, but because the complainant was from County Durham, officers from that force will take up the issue.