Spurs captain King bailed over alleged assault outside Soho nightclub

10 May 2009 02:15

Tottenham captain Ledley King was bailed today after being arrested on suspicion of assault outside a nightclub, police said.  

The England international was questioned on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm to another man at the alleged incident in Soho, central London, in the early hours of this morning.  

Police confirmed a 28-year-old man was arrested earlier today and had been bailed to a later date.  

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Speaking outside Charing Cross Police Station in central London,Inspector Phil Clare said: 'I can confirm, in the early hours of thismorning, a man was arrested on suspicion of assault.  

'He has been interviewed at this police station and as a result ofwhat he's told us we've bailed him to come back at a later date.'

The victim is understood to have refused medical treatment followingthe alleged incident involving the 28-year-old defender outside Punknightclub in Soho Street. 

The venue, formerly known as Nightclub Pop attracts a VIP crowdwith guests including Kate Moss and Lily Allen, and offers tablebookings with a minimum spend of £500, according to its website.  

King, who joined Spurs in 1998, played for Spurs in their goalless draw against Everton on Saturday.  

The defender has 19 England caps and was a member of the country'sEuro 2004 squad, although a succession of injury problems have hamperedhis career. 

Tottenham released a statement this afternoon which read: 'The clubis aware of an incident involving Ledley King in the early hours ofSunday morning.  

'We await details and information and it would be inappropriate to make any further comment at this time.'

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Source: Daily_Mail