Hereford & Worcester

Worcester City's Lee Smith warned after race tweets probe

No further action is to be taken over claims a Worcester City footballer posted an allegedly racist remark on Twitter, police have confirmed.

Lee Smith was suspended by the club last week amid claims a post he tweeted on 11 November was "spreading hatred".

The 28-year-old striker was arrested earlier on suspicion of having committed a public order offence.

Gloucestershire Police said it had advised him about his behaviour and no further action was now required.

Ch Insp Derek Jones added: "The individual involved has been spoken to by officers about the content of his 'tweets' and given strong words of advice about his behaviour.

"The Twitter account has since been removed and no further police action will be taken against the man."

Carl Heeley, Worcester City Football Club's manager, said on Tuesday the club would release a statement in due course.

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