Metropolitan Police Drop Mark Clattenburg Racism Case Due to Lack of Evidence and Absence of Any Victim

What now for the Stamford Bridge club and County Durham official?

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The Metropolitan Police have dropped their investigation into the alleged racist abuse of John Obi Mikel by referee Mark Clattenburg.

The Durham official has not taken charge of a match since Chelsea accused him of directing racist language towards Mikel at Stamford Bridge on October 28.

The Met had launched an investigation following a complaint lodged by the Society for Black Lawyers, based on reports of the incident rather than any evidence.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

This source goes on to report on the Metropolitan Police statement of the incident which includes some interesting points.

The Police state that ‘no victims have come forward.’ and that ‘Without a victim and/or any evidence that any offence has been committed, the matter cannot currently be investigated.’

One does then wonder how this incident was ever brought before the authorities in the first place? Surely in order for a crime, or even the possibility of a crime, to be investigated then an alleged victim would have to make a complaint?

Surely it is not enough for an organization to come forward and make a complaint based on reports read in the media, or is it? How will the FA proceed?

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