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Amir Khan Arrested Over Assault

by AFP
File Photo. Harry How—AFP

File Photo. Harry How—AFP

Spokesman for Olympic silver medalist expects the ‘minor’ case to be dropped by Monday.

Former British world champion boxer Amir Khan was arrested by police over an incident on Friday in which two 19-year-old men were allegedly assaulted.

However, a spokesman for the 27-year-old former World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation light welterweight champion said he expected the case would be dropped.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were called to a street in Khan’s hometown of Bolton in northwest England at about 1:30 a.m. on Friday. Officers “discovered two 19-year-old men had been assaulted. Their injuries are not serious. A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two … assaults.” He was taken into custody for questioning.

A spokesman for the Olympic silver medalist, whose family moved to the U.K. from Pakistan in 1968, confirmed he had been quizzed by officers but added: “It was a minor incident and we’re expecting the case to be dropped against Amir,” the spokesman said. “We’re expecting to formally hear that from police on Monday morning.”

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