Soccer star arrested over assault claims

Notts County star Lee Hughes has been arrested by police on suspicion of sexual assault. The player was quizzed after an incident at the team’s hotel in Croydon, south London, on Saturday night.

Hughes(35) was taken into custody following the alleged incident involving a woman the night before his team’s FA cup tie against Sutton United. He was later released on bail.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called at approximately 11.10pm on Saturday December 3 to a hotel in Purley Way, Croydon, following an allegation of sexual assault. A man, aged 35, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and taken into custody at a south London police station. He was subsequently bailed to a date in late January pending further investigation by officers from Croydon borough.”

Notts County said in a statement: “Notts County can confirm that the club are aware of an alleged incident involving one of our players at the team’s hotel on Saturday, December 3. As this is a police matter, the club will be making no further comment on this incident.”


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