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Police probe into sacked Savills agent still ongoing

The police investigation into the Savills agents who allegedly racially abused England players on Twitter after the Euros 2020 final is still continuing.

Andrew Bone - a 37 year old working for Savills until recently - self-presented himself to police in July and was arrested on suspicion of an offence under Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act.  

Bone, who worked in the commercial side of the agency, originally claimed that his Twitter account had been hacked. The most appalling of the tweets was directed at England players Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford. 

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It was deleted after social media attention swirled around Bone’s identify, and then his entire Twitter account was deleted.

A statement yesterday from Savills said Bone had been sacked, but suggested the issue was still under investigation by the authorities.

Savills said: “We can confirm that following a period of suspension the contract of an employee alleged to have sent a racist tweet from a personal social media account post the Euro 2020 final has been terminated and the employee has left the business.

“We understand that Greater Manchester Police Force investigations continue and are therefore unable to comment further at this time.”

 

In mid-July, some days after the Euros final, police officers carrying evidence bags and a police radio were spotted searching Bone’s house in Manchester and spent time gathering evidence before they left.

At the time, Detective Inspector Matt Gregory of Greater Manchester Police said: “The actions of a small number of people overshadowed what was a hugely unifying event for our country on Sunday evening. We are firm in our commitment, any racist abuse whether online or off is not acceptable. We now have one man in custody and our investigation continues.”

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