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Boy(15) cautioned over alleged racist tweet aimed at Danny Welbeck

Published 09/04/2015 | 15:36

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring their second goal against Manchester United
Arsenal's Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring their second goal against Manchester United

A 15-year-old boy arrested after sending an alleged racist tweet aimed at Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has been cautioned.

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The teenager, from Wiltshire, was held and questioned on suspicion of racial abuse following the posting of a message on Twitter after Welbeck scored the winner to knock his former club Manchester United out of the FA Cup on March 9.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "A 15-year-old boy, from the Salisbury area, has been given a youth caution following the appearance of a racist tweet aimed at a former Manchester United player placed on social media on the evening of March 9."

Welbeck, who has been capped by England 33 times and scored 13 goals, joined Arsenal last year for £16million following the arrival of new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.

The Manchester-born striker spent six seasons at Old Trafford after coming through the club's youth system.

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