Arrest in Ba racism probe
A man has been arrested for allegedly racially abusing Chelsea
striker Demba Ba on Facebook.
A 39-year-old man from Gateshead was detained on suspicion of
posting the offensive comments about the former Newcastle
He has been arrested on suspicion of racially-aggravated
harassment and bailed pending further inquiries.
Ba, who joined Chelsea at the start of the transfer window, is
likely to be back in the north-east this weekend as his new club is
facing his old one at St James’ Park.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “Police received a
complaint about an offensive message posted on Facebook earlier
“A 39-year-old Gateshead man has been arrested on suspicion of
racially-aggravated harassment and has been bailed pending further