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Homophobic tweet sent to referee Nigel Owens investigated

Nigel Owens Image copyright AFP
Image caption Nigel Owens officiated England's 55-35 Six Nations victory over France at Twickenham on Saturday

A homophobic and abusive tweet sent to Welsh rugby referee Nigel Owens is being investigated by police.

Mr Owens was in charge of England's 55-35 Six Nations victory over France at Twickenham on Saturday.

South Wales Police said on its Twitter account it was investigating the tweet's content.

A spokesman told BBC Wales on Sunday that the matter has been passed on to Dyfed-Powys Police, the relevant investigating force.

Dyfed-Powys police has been asked to comment.

England's win over France was not enough to see them lift the Six Nations title as they needed a bigger points margin.

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