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06 May 2013 11:17:19

Award winner Higdon arrested

Motherwell striker Michael Higdon has been arrested over an alleged assault hours after being crowned PFA Scotland Player of the Year.

The 29-year-old from Liverpool was held in connection with an incident at a Glasgow nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning. He received his award at a ceremony at the Hilton hotel on Sunday night.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "A 29-year-old man is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal in connection with an alleged assault at a nightclub in Ingram Street in Glasgow at 1.25am today."

A press conference with Higdon, due to take place at 8.30am on Monday, had been cancelled at short notice.

Higdon won the award voted for by his peers ahead of Leigh Griffiths of Hibernian, Andrew Shinnie of Inverness and Aberdeen forward Niall McGinn.

The absence of any players from runaway Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions Celtic from the awards shortlist had caused controversy, with Hoops boss Neil Lennon describing the situation as "abysmal".

Higdon is the SPL's top scorer this year, having netted 26 goals for Stuart McCall's side.

The player, who arrived from St Mirren in the summer of 2011, now holds Motherwell's post-war record for league goals scored.

It is understood he was released from police custody earlier on Monday.

Higdon has described the season as the "best of his career" and credited his success to "confidence, playing in a good team and having a manager who believes in me".


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