Police Arrest Man For Racist Chanting.14 December 2002

The Metropolitan Police, London UK, have charged a 30-year-old man with indecent or racist chanting. Barrie Edward Lawrence, a security consultant from south east London, was arrested during the Charlton Athletic verse Manchester City match at the Valley football stadium, on Saturday 14th December.

Mr Lawrence was also charged with using racially aggravated threatening words and behaviour towards Black players. He will appear in court before Woolwich magistrates on Thursday. The arrest was an “intelligence-led” operation by the Metropolitan Police’s Diversity Unit.