Tottenham Hotspur Stadium vandalised - man charged but 'not being treated as antisemitic incident'

Tottenham Stadium has been vandalised with a police investigation under way and one person charged.
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Tottenham's £1.2 billion stadium was vandalised this week, while most of the first-team players were away on international duty.

LondonWorld has been told that Spurs' home ground has been targeted during the international break, resulting in parts of the ground being damaged. A person has been charged following the incident on Monday night.

The Met Police said the case is not being treated as an antisemitic incident, despite tensions due to the conflict between Israel and Hamas. The club has strong historical connections to London's Jewish community.

A police spokesperson said: "On Monday October 9 at 7.20pm officers were called to a report of a man causing criminal damage at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Tottenham. Officers attended the scene, and arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of causing criminal damage."

Charlie Chart, 30, of Fairview Close, was charged with causing criminal damage, he appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Wednesday October 11.

The stadium is regarded by many as one of the best in the world. It has hosted events from concerts by Beyoncé to boxing and NFL. The Baltimore Ravens play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday (October 15).

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has a seating capacity of 63,000, the largest in London and second only to Manchester United's Old Trafford in the Premier League.