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Jordan Tapping racist abuse: Police following "positive lines of enquiry"

East Stirlingshire player Jordan Tapping Image copyright TSPL
Image caption Jordan Tapping was substituted during the game in Peterhead

Police investigating the racist abuse of a teenage footballer have said they are following "positive lines of enquiry".

Scottish League Two club East Stirlingshire said defender Jordan Tapping suffered "extreme distress" during a game in Peterhead.

Tapping, 17, was substituted during a 4-0 loss for his team on Saturday.

Police Scotland Insp Andy Imray said: "We have positive lines of enquiry to progress."

He added: "We are working closely with Peterhead Football Club to identify those responsible for this abuse and I would like to thank those people who have already contacted the club about this.

"I hope this encourages other people, who have yet to come forward, to do so as soon as possible.

"I consider this unacceptable incident to be an isolated occurrence, which will be fully investigated."

A spokesman for the SPFL said it had now received and reviewed the referee's match report from the fixture.

He added: "We will now conduct a full investigation into an alleged incident at that fixture and will be speaking to both clubs, match officials and Police Scotland."

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