Teenager arrested in connection to racial abuse on player

A teenager has been arrested in connection to a racial abuse directed at Arsenal striker, Danny Welbeck.


A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to a racist tweet directed at Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck.

Danny Welbeck was attacked after scoring the winning goal which dumped his former club Manchester United from the FA Cup.

After the match, a deluge of  disturbing comments which were directed to the Arsenal striker were seen on Twitter and officers from Greater Manchester Police launched a probe after a Twitter user registered a complaint.

According to report, a teenager has been arrested by police officers investigating the racist tweet.

The teenager was held and questioned on suspicion of racial abuse following the posting of a sickening message on Twitter after Welbeck scored that winner.

The racist comment posted by a now deleted user @angeIsleftfoot, read: “Welbeck is dead to me, the f****** c***…” Some other vile comments were posted by the user.

It was understood that officers in Manchester with specialist training in social media identified the user and passed on the information to Wiltshire Police, who have confirmed that they have arrested the Twitter user.

A 15-year-old male from the Salisbury area was arrested on the evening of March 12 on suspicion of racial abuse,” a spokesman for Wiltshere Police said.

He has been released on police bail until April 13. He has been bailed to return to Melksham Police station then.