Raheem Sterling: Man arrested for racially abusing Manchester City star

Sterling joined City from Liverpool in 2015

Raheem Sterling was allegedly confronted before City's match with Spurs

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Greater Manchester Police say a 29-year-old man has been arrested over the alleged abuse suffered by Manchester City footballer Raheem Sterling at the weekend.

The man was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault against Sterling, according to Sky News.

The former Liverpool player was allegedly confronted as he arrived at City's training ground in East Manchester before the club's 4-1 victory over Tottenham.

A statement from Greater Manchester Police read: "On Monday, December 18, 2017 a report was made to police after a 23-year-old man was subjected to a racially aggravated assault on Clayton Lane in Manchester on Saturday, December 16.

"An investigation was launched and a 29-year-old man was arrested earlier this morning, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, on suspicion of racially aggravated assault. He is now in police custody for questioning. This is being treated as a hate crime."

Detective chief inspector Paul Walker added: "Racism will not be tolerated in Greater Manchester and has no place in civilised society. We take every report incredibly seriously and any reports can be reported via the True Vision website www.report-it.org.uk.

"Anyone with any information about the incident should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."