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West Ham United forward Sakho 'held on assault suspicion'

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Diafra Sakho of West Ham United in action in the Betway Cup match between West Ham United and Werder Bremen at Boleyn Ground on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Diafra Sakho of West Ham United in action in the Betway Cup match between West Ham United and Werder Bremen at Boleyn Ground on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

West Ham forward Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of assault, it has been reported.

The 25-year-old from Senegal was reportedly arrested last Thursday, three days before West Ham's shock 2-0 victory over Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League.

Police held the player on suspicion of attacking a girlfriend in east London, The Sun reported.

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A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Officers from Tower Hamlets have arrested a man on suspicion of common assault, criminal damage and malicious communication.

"The 25-year-old was arrested on Thursday 6 August at an address in Emerson Park, Hornchurch.

"He was taken to an east London police station and has been bailed to a date in late September."