Investigation update after alleged racially aggravated abuse in Bridport

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Following enquiries into an alleged racially aggravated abuse of a football player at a match in Bridport a man has attended a voluntary interview.
The incident occurred during the second half of a match between the reserve teams for Bridport FC and Gillingham Town FC at St Mary’s Field in Skilling Road on Saturday 9 October 2021. 
It was reported that a player for Gillingham Town FC was racially abused by a member of the public watching the match. The referee intervened, before the member of public was asked to leave the ground.
Following enquiries, a 74-year-old local man, has attended a voluntary interview. No arrest has been made and an investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210163978. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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