Following charges of racist abuse directed at Indian spectators during the rescheduled fifth Test match between India and England at Edgbaston, Birmingham Police have detained a man for a “racially aggravated public order offence.”
The early-thirties-aged male has been detained and will be questioned.
Following complaints of racist and abusive behavior at the test match in Birmingham on Monday, a 32-year-old man was arrested for a racially aggravated public order offence. He continues to be held in prison pending interrogation, Birmingham Police announced on Friday.
Several Indian fans reported the discriminatory behavior they encountered on Monday night during the fourth day of play on Twitter. They had said that some British supporters had insulted them racially.
Tuesday’s Test was won by England by seven wickets.
According to claims of racial and abusive behavior at the Test match in Birmingham, “We’ve initiated a criminal investigation,” a West Midlands Police spokesperson informed “Sky Sports News.”
“We’re in contact with Edgbaston officials to learn more about what transpired, and we urge anyone who overheard racist remarks or gestures or who has video that might be of use to get in touch.
“We are aware of pictures of an accused criminal circulating on social media. We would like to encourage him to come forward and speak with us while we make inquiries to identify the person.