Police Arrest Man In An Ongoing Investigation For Alleged Racist Attack On Raheem Sterling
Police investigating reports of a racially motivated attack on Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling announced they have arrested a man on Tuesday.
“A 29-year-old man was arrested earlier this morning, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, on suspicion of racially aggravated assault,” said Greater Manchester Police in a statement.
“He is now in police custody for questioning. This is being treated as a hate crime.”
The attack is reported to have taken place as Sterling arrived at City’s Etihad Campus base prior to Saturday’s 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, in which he scored twice.
City, who declined to comment, provided the force with CCTV footage which is thought to show the alleged attacker pulling up in a van outside the Etihad Campus, across the road from the stadium.
When Sterling got out of his car, the man is alleged to have kicked him and shouted racist abuse.