Juninho Bacuna: Police arrest racist abuse suspect following Birmingham City v West Brom match

Man arrested on suspicion of racially abusing Birmingham City midfielder Juninho Bacuna during the Blues v Baggies match at The Hawthorns
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West Midlands Police has arrested a man on suspicion of racially abusing Birmingham City player Juninho Bacuna at The Hawthorns last weekend.

Officers said they detained a 50-year-old man from Dudley yesterday (Tuesday, February 6). He was taken into police custody and questioned on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

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He has been bailed with strict conditions - which includes not being able to attend any football game in the UK - while police enquiries continue. A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We remain keen to hear from anyone who was in the Halfords Lane stand - who saw or heard anything towards the end of the second half - to come forward as it could can help our investigation. 

“You can do this via Live Chat on our website, or by calling 101, and quote 20/197797/24. We do not tolerate racist abuse in any form either in football or society in general, and we will seek to prosecute anyone who commits hate crime. We would like to thank both West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City for their assistance in our ongoing investigation.”    

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