LONDON: Former British world champion boxer Amir Khan was arrested by police over an incident Friday in which two 19-year-old men were allegedly assaulted.
However, a spokesman for the 27-year-old former WBA and IBF light welterweight champion said he expected the case would be dropped.
Greater Manchester Police said officers were called to a street in Khan’s home town of Bolton in northwest England at about 1:30 am (0030 GMT) on Friday.
Officers â€œdiscovered two 19-year-old men had been assaulted. Their injuries are not serious.
â€œA 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two… assaults.â€
He was taken into custody for questioning.
A spokesman for the Olympic silver medallist confirmed he had been quizzed by officers but added:
â€œIt was a minor incident and we’re expecting the case to be dropped against Amir,â€ the spokesman said.
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â€œWe’re expecting to formally hear that from police on Monday morning.â€œ
A Daily Mail report read: “Khan is alleged to have drawn alongside the men in a Mercedes C Class at around 1.30am after he was taunted. A witness told the Bolton News that Khan responded by saying: ‘Donâ€™t you know who I am, I am AK.’ One of the alleged victims is believed to have suffered an injury to his cheek and the other an injury to his leg. Neither required treatment.”
First Published In Dawn, 5th July, 2014.