Boy, 14, questioned by police in connection with racist message sent to Swansea City midfielder Yan Dhanda

A teenager in Kent has been questioned by police in connection with offensive messages sent to Swansea City midfielder Yan Dhanda’s social media account.

It follows after the Swans star gave an powerful interview in February detailing the abuse he received on social media.

South Wales Police launched an investigation following the incident and referred the case to Kent Police in May 2021.

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On Thursday a teenager was interviewed after the messages were linked to an address in Dartford.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: “In May 2021 Kent Police received a referral from South Wales Police relating to offensive messages reported to have been sent to a man on social media.

“The messages had been linked to an address in Dartford, and following further enquiries a 14-year-old boy attended a police station for a non-custodial interview on Thursday, 9 September 2021.

“The investigation is ongoing.”

The 22-year-old midfielder has vowed to do everything in his power to bring the perpetrator to justice alongside many fans condemning the stance taken from Facebook in response to the abuse.

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