Birmingham Police detain a man for racism allegations at Edgbaston Test

Source: Twitter

BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham Police have apprehended a suspect following allegations of racist abuse directed at Indian fans during the recently held final Test between India and England at Edgbaston.

A man, in his thirties, has been taken into custody for interrogation into a “racially aggravated public order offence”, announced Birmingham Police on Twitter.

“#ARREST | A 32-year-old man has been arrested for a racially aggravated public order offence after reports of racist, abusive behaviour at the test match in #Birmingham on Monday. He remains in custody for questioning,” Birmingham Police tweeted on its official account.

Earlier, Edgbaston authorities decided to launch an investigation after several tweets came into the limelight by Indian fans in attendance on the fourth day of the rescheduled Test for experiencing racist abuse at the stands and also complained about the stewards, who fell on deaf ears.

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