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Man arrested for anti-Semitic tweets after Spurs v West Ham match

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A MAN from Croydon has been arrested after anti-Semitic comments were made on Twitter following a match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. Haringey CID said tweets after the match on October 6 had made reference to Hitler and gas chambers. A 24-year-old man was arrested at his home address in Croydon on Thursday on suspicion of inciting racial hatred. A 22-year-old man was arrested on the same day in Wiltshire suspected of committing the same offence. A third man, aged 48, was arrested in Canning Town on December 5 as part of the same investigation. All three have been bailed until late January. Police had warned fans before the fixture not to use the word "yid" and said supporters who did so could be committing a crime. Spurs have a large Jewish following and have been the target of abuse from opposition fans. West Ham told supporters that anyone caught behaving in a racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic way would be punished to the full extent of the law. In a separate investigation relating to the same match, a 55-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead was arrested and cautioned on November 28 for anti-Semitic communications.

Man arrested for anti-Semitic tweets after Spurs v West Ham match


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