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West Ham's Diafra Sakho arrested over 'threats to kill and witness intimidation'

Published 25/08/2015

West Ham United star Diafra Sakho was reportedly arrested on Sunday
West Ham United star Diafra Sakho was reportedly arrested on Sunday

West Ham United star Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation, according to reports.

The Sun said the striker, 25, was arrested on Sunday night before being bailed and came after he had previously been questioned over an alleged assault earlier this month.

A Metropolitan Police Spokesman said: "On Sunday 23 August, officers from Havering arrested a man on suspicion of threats to kill and witness intimidation.

"A 25-year-old man was arrested at an address in Emerson Park, Hornchurch. He was taken to an east London police station and bailed pending police enquiries to a date in early October."

A spokesman for the player told the Sun: "Diafra Sakho has not been charged with any offence. He vigorously denies the allegations that have been made against him, and has given police a complete explanation of events.

"He will not be making any further comment."

Senegal international Sakho joined West Ham in August last year and has scored 10 goals for the team in 26 Premier League appearances.

Sakho is described as "quick, strong and an outstanding athlete" on the West Ham website, which also says he has "taken to life in the Premier League like a duck to water".

The profile describes him as a "quietly confident striker".

He previously played for the French club FC Metz.

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