TWO MEN ACCUSED OF SENDING OFFENSIVE MESSAGES TO LATRELL MITCHELL

Two men have been charged after allegedly sending offensive messages to Rabbitohs player Latrell Mitchell.

Police began investigating after the NRL’s integrity unit reported a player receiving several offensive and threatening social media messages, some of which were racially charged.

Detectives arrested a 22-year-old man at a home in Taree and another 25-year-old man at Lake Munmorah on the Central Coast this morning.

They also seized electronic devices which will undergo forensic examination.

The men have been charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence.

Both were granted strict conditional bail to face court in May.

Inquiries continue.