Man and teen prevented from entering Birmingham city centre on match days after allegedly racially abusing Peterborough United defender

A man and a teenager from Birmingham have been ordered not to enter Birmingham city centre on match days after allegedly racially abusing a Peterborough United defender.

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 4:57 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd September 2021, 10:29 am
Nathan Thompson battles with Jeremie Bela. Photo: Joe Dent.

A 52-year-old man and 17-year-old teenager were arrested during Posh’s 3-0 win against The Blues on Saturday (September 18) after Nathan Thompson stopped the match to draw the referee’s attention to racial abuse he had heard coming from away fans in the Main Stand.

The pair have since been bailed to appear at Peterborough Police Station next month. They have also been prevented from entering Birmingham city centre on match days.

A spokesperson from Cambridgeshire Police said: “The two people who were arrested during the Peterborough United v Birmingham City match have been released on bail to appear at Peterborough Police Station on October 17.

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“A 52 year old man was arrested on suspicion of contravention of the Section 4 public order act (racial) and for sporting ground offences. He has been given conditions not to enter Birmingham City Centre on match days.

“A 17 year old boy was also arrested on suspicion of contravention of the Section 4 public order act (racial) and for sporting ground offences. He has also been given the same conditions.”

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