Police serve summonses after Paris Metro incident

Five men are now due to appear in Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court later in March as part of the ongoing racism investigation
Police have served five men with summonses following a racist incident on a Paris metro involving Chelsea fans in February.

A group of supporters were filmed denying a black man access to a train while also chanting songs of a racist nature ahead of the club's last-16 Champions League first leg tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

Chelsea have suspended several fans in the aftermath and the Metropolitan Police confirmed five men are now due to appear at Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court later this month.

"On Tuesday, 10 March and Wednesday, 11 March, the Metropolitan Police Service served summonses on five men involved in incidents on the Paris Metro before the Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea Champions League fixture on Tuesday, 17 February," read a statement from Scotland Yard.

"They have been summonsed to appear at Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 25 March regarding a police application for football banning orders."