POLICE are investigating claims that a fake internet account was set up to make a Dorset paramedic seem racist.

Remarks appeared on Twitter in the name of a South Western Ambulance Service worker, using a racist word for someone from Pakistan and stating that white people would take priority over others when both are hurt at the same time.

The paramedic also works pitchside at AFC Bournemouth matches and the Tweets included statements that she would treat “cookie” – white player Steve Cook, over Lewis Grabban – a black player.

When a complaint was made about the Tweets to the ambulance service it emerged the racist remarks were made on a second account that had been set up with the same picture and name as another account.

The original account was set up with security in place so permission had to be gained to view the Tweets while the second Twitter account was new and had no followers.

It is unclear how many of the accounts are fake.

The ambulance service is investigating and also referred the matter to the police.

A Dorset Police spokesman said: “We have received a report that an unknown person had set up a Twitter account impersonating somebody else.

“The Twitter feed made racial remarks which are not the views of the victim.

“Officers are investigating the case.”

The Echo was told about the tweets by Alison Adams from Blackpool, who contacted the newspaper by email, stating that she was ‘gobsmacked’ about the comments.