POLICE are investigating an alleged incident of racial abuse aimed at a footballer during a match last weekend.

A player for CPD Llanberis Football Club was allegedly the target of a racist comment during the team’s away match at Meliden FC on Saturday (January 15).

North Wales Police (NWP) have confirmed they are investigating the incident.

A statement from Llanberis FC read: “Following an alleged incident of a racist comment made towards a Llanberis player on January 15 during a football match, the matter is being referred to North Wales Police and North Wales Coast Football Association / Football Association of Wales.

“As a club, we stand resolutely behind our player and fully support him.

“At this point in time, CPD Llanberis will not be issuing any further comment.”

A spokesperson for North Wales Police added: "North Wales Police are investigating after receiving reports of an alleged hate-related crime during a football fixture in Llanberis on Saturday, January 15.

"The fixture, between Llanberis FC and Meliden FC, was abandoned after 75 minutes because of the incident.

"If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact us using our live chat facility or by calling 101, quoting reference 22000034424."

North Wales Police's live chat function can be found at: www.northwales.police.uk/police-forces/north-wales-police/areas/live-chat.