POLICE are appealing for information after racist abuse was shouted at players during a football match in Salisbury.

Around 2.45pm on Saturday September 5, a member of the public verbally abused players during the match between George & Dragon FC and FC Stunde at Bishopdown Green.

Following enquiries by officers, a man in his 60s from Basingstoke has been arrested on suspicion of racially/religiously aggravated intentional harassment in connection with the incident and has been interviewed.

He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

PC Jim Brown said: “We understand that there were a number of witnesses to the incident and we need to speak to them as part of our enquiries. If you can help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. "Behaviour of this nature is completely unacceptable and will simply not be tolerated.”

Any witnesses should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200089335.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.