Man arrested in footballer Facebook race abuse probe
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of racial harassment after a comment about a Premier League footballer was posted on a social networking site.
The remark on Facebook was believed to be about Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi.
Northumbria Police said the post had been removed.
A 43-year-old man, from Washington, was arrested on suspicion of racial harassment, and later bailed until 28 November.