Police: 'No victims have come forward' over Clattenburg

Police said their investigation into referee Mark Clattenburg, from Consett, was dropped after no victims came forward with evidence. Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Met Police has dropped its inquiry into claims referee Mark Clattenburg used "inappropriate language" towards Chelsea player John Obi Mikel because of a lack of evidence. However, the FA's investigation is ongoing.

A Metropolitan Police statement said: An investigation was launched into alleged comments made during a football match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC at Stamford Bridge on 28 October 2012. This follows on from a complaint received by the Metropolitan Police Service on 29 October.

Enquiries were made and no victims have come forward. The matter will remain as a recorded incident. Without a victim and/or any evidence that any offence has been committed, the matter cannot currently be investigated.

If the situation changes and a victim and/or evidence to support an allegation of a crime comes to police attention then further enquiries will if appropriate be made.