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Two held over ‘anti-Semitic’ tweets after West Ham-Spurs tie

Tottenham's White Hart Lane. Picture: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport Tottenham's White Hart Lane. Picture: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Friday, December 13, 2013
10:17 AM

Two men have been arrested after “anti-Semitic” comments appeared on Twitter following a game between London clubs Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

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Police launched an investigation when they were made aware of the tweets, said to have made reference to Hitler and gas chambers, posted on the microblogging site on October 6.

Yesterday, two men were held on suspicion of inciting racial hatred. A 24-year-old was arrested at home in Croydon, while a 22-year-old was detained in Wiltshire.

The pair are the second and third men to be arrested as part of a police investigation. Last Thursday, a 48-year-old was arrested in Canning Town in suspicion of the same offence.

All three have been bailed until January pending enquiries.

Scotland Yard said a separate investigation into anti-Semitic tweets at the same match resulted in a 55-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead being arrested and cautioned on November 28 for malicious communications.

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