Posted on 13:14:00 on 19th February 2016

Police have arrested a male following a CCTV appeal as part of an investigation into allegations of racist behaviour directed towards football players in Carlisle United's FA Cup fourth round tie with Everton.

A 18-year-old male from Silloth was arrested on suspicion of racially/religiously aggravated intentional harassment/alarm/distress by words contrary to Section 4a of the Public Order Act. He has been bailed until 21st March 2016.

The alleged incident occurred following Everton's first goal in the match held at Brunton Park, Carlisle, on the 31st January 2016.

Police would like to thank those persons who came forward in response to the earlier appeal.  We will continue to work closely with our partners at Carlisle United, supporters and members of the public as the investigation progresses.

Anyone with information regarding other offenders are asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to DS 1754 Andy Wright. Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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