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Three arrested in connection with ‘disgusting’ race hate incident

[P]olice investigating a hate incident on a tram in Manchester City Centre have made three arrests.

The incident happened at around 7.40am this morning, Tuesday 28 June, on a tram travelling towards the city centre and police were made aware after a video of the incident surfaced online.

Two men aged 20 and 18 and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of affray.

They remain in police custody for questioning.

Chief Inspector Gareth Parkin of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “I would like to thank the public for their help and support in this investigation, which has led to the swift arrest of these three people.

“This is a disgusting display of abuse which quite frankly has no place in society.

“All hate incidents are treated with the upmost severity and this behaviour will not be tolerated in Greater Manchester.

“We will continue to monitor this situation and would strongly encourage anyone who thinks they may have experienced or witnessed hate crime to report it by calling the police on 101, contacting Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or via the True Vision website at: www.report-it.org.uk”

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