Avon & Somerset Police has launched an appeal for witnesses of an incident where York City striker Lennell John-Lewis was racially abused at Huish Park.

The police has confirmed it is reviewing a recording of the incident which says was “posted online before being removed” although is still available on the match highlights on both club’s YouTube channels.

Lennell John-Lewis issued his own statement on his Instagram account.

It follows an internal investigation launched by Yeovil Town on Monday after the footage came to light and the FA has confirmed to the Gloverscast that it is also investigating the incident.

In a statement, Avon & Somerset Police said: “The player at which the abuse was directed at will be spoken to by officers and offered support.

Anyone who was in the Screwfix Stand during Saturday’s game and saw or heard anything which could help is asked to get in touch.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222215076, or complete the police’s online appeals form.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.

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