Cumbria

Man charged with making racist comments at Carlisle United ground

Brunton Park
Image caption The man was arrested following Carlisle United's home tie against Grimsby Town on 2 January

A Cumbrian man has been charged after allegedly making racist comments to security staff at Carlisle United's Brunton Park ground.

The 23-year-old, from Carlisle, was arrested following United's match against Grimsby Town on 2 January.

Cumbria Police said he had been charged with a racially-aggravated public order offence after Carlisle's 3-1 defeat.

A force spokesman added the man had been bailed to appear before magistrates in Carlisle on 23 March.

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