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Footballer 'abused on Twitter'

Durham Police is investigating the alleged racist abuse of another Premier League footballer on Twitter.

Officers were contacted after Newcastle defender James Perch was targeted following the game against Liverpool.

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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.

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