Police investigate alleged assault of Raheem Sterling

Ruben Hill
December 18, 2017

Sterling, 23, was confronted outside Manchester City's Football Academy training ground just hours before the Premier League leaders' emphatic 4-1 win over Tottenham, in which he scored twice.

Two days after reports emerged that Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling was racially abused and attacked, the case has been handed over to Greater Manchester Police who are investigating what they believe is a 'hate crime'. City are expected to hold talks with Sterling today.

A police spokesperson said: "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 report said a man appeared to be waiting for the 23-year-old England global as he arrived at the training ground to prepare for the game.

It is alleged the man then kicked the player before calling him a 'n*****' after Sterling had got out of his auto to ask him if there was a problem.

The police force said no official report has been made but that officers were treating the incident as a hate crime.

The man was not thought to have been known to the player, and the incident is understood to have been caught on CCTV cameras.

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