Video shows officer 'sore thumb' remark
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Officer tells black fan 'you stick out like sore thumb'

A recording of a police officer appearing to tell a football fan "you're black and stick out like a sore thumb" has prompted an "urgent investigation".

Sgt Jason Holford, of Hampshire Constabulary, has been removed from public-facing duties by the force following the incident after a match between Aldershot Town and Ebbsfleet United on Wednesday.

Assistant Chief Constable Scott Chilton said the matter had been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

  • 03 May 2018