Charges after Manchester derby

Nine people have been charged following the Manchester derby on Saturday, police said. In the match Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was hit in the head by a coin thrown from the crowd. None of the charges relate to this incident.

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Teenager arrested over Manchester derby racist tweet

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating a racist tweet sent during Sunday's Manchester derby.

A Greater Manchester Police statement said:

Police investigating a racist tweet sent during Sunday's Manchester derby have made an arrest.

An investigation was launched following a message directed at a Manchester United player.

A 15-year-old boy was last night arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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