Gillingham have issued the following statement.

During the second half of Gillingham’s first team fixture against Peterborough on Tuesday night stewards were made aware of an allegation of racial abuse towards a visiting player.

After a preliminary investigation a person has been detained and police are conducting a formal investigation.

Gillingham Football Club will not tolerate racial abuse and will take whatever action that is appropriate at the conclusion of the investigation with regard to any persons behaving in this fashion at our ground.

Anyone found guilty will be banned for life from Priestfield Stadium.

The club is unable to make any further comment.