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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho arrested over alleged assault

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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho was arrested last Thursday following accusations that he battered a woman, as reported by The Telegraph.

Metropolitan Police officers are said to have arrived at Sakho's home in Hornchurch, Essex, three days before West Ham's game away at the Emirates Stadium.

They held and quizzed the Premier League star at his home before taking the forward for questioning in Tower Hamlets, east London.

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Worry for West Ham

He has since been bailed and will report back to the police in late September.

A statement from the Police read, “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.”

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Violent nature

The Senegalese star is however not new to altercations of a physical nature.

He was sent-off for violent conduct in the 15th minute of the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round return-leg game on July 2, after clashing with Lusitanos player Moises San Nicolas.

Seemingly a man with a strong mentality, Sakho started the London derby last Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.

Unperturbed by the unwelcome distraction of his arrest, the Senegal international featured for most of the encounter with Arsenal.

Strong character

He was substituted in the dying minutes of the game as Slaven Bilic sought to defend the shock two-nil win.

The striker was acquired at the start of the 2014-2015 season for £ 3.5 million from Ligue 2 side Metz. His worth is now rumoured to be around £ 15 million.

In last season's campaign he played in 24 games for the Hammers scoring ten goals and providing two assists.

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