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Police confirm West Ham arrests

SoccerNews in English Premier League 26 Nov 2012

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London Police have confirmed two men were arrested during Tottenham’s clash with West Ham for a racially aggravated public order offence.

Sections of the away support were allegedly heard making anti-Semitic chants throughout Sunday’s Premier League game at White Hart Lane, behaviour which has since been condemned by a number of anti-racism groups.

West Ham have also confirmed that one of the fans arrested inside White Hart Lane was a season ticket holder and has been handed a lifetime banning order by the club.

The FA have also launched an investigation into the claims.

Metropolitan Police confirmed on Monday that two arrests were made during the match.

“Two men were arrested during the football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham on Sunday the 25th November on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence,” a police spokesperson told Goal.com.

“The men accepted a police caution.”

There have been widespread calls for an investigation by the police, who confirmed that, while a complaint has been received, they are yet to investigate it further.

“A complaint has been received but we are yet to speak formally to the complainant,” the spokesperson added.

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