Investigation update after alleged racially aggravated abuse in Bridport

Alert message sent 15/10/2021 11:43:00

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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, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210163978. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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