Greater Manchester Police confirm investigation of “hate crime” against Raheem Sterling

The Greater Manchester Police have confirmed in a statement that they are investigating an alleged racially aggravated assault against Manchester City star Raheem Sterling.

The news was first broken by James Ducker of the Telegraph on the day of City’s 4-1 win over Spurs, with his report stating that Sterling had been racially abused by a man then kicked in the leg.

The GMP have now released the following statement:

“On Sunday 17 December 2017, police were made aware that a 23-year-old man had been subject to a racially aggravated assault on Clayton Lane on Saturday 16 December,” the force said in a statement.

“While an official report has not yet been made, enquiries will be carried out and officers are treating it as a hate crime.

“Hate crime will not be tolerated in Greater Manchester.”

Sterling has been the victim of much abuse, including death threats and racial abuse, since his move from Liverpool, but has shown his great mental strength by becoming one of Pep Guardiola’s key men and the club’s top goal scorer this season.

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