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Diafra Sakho West Ham forward arrested on suspicion of assault

The Senegalese footballer was picked up at his his Essex home, in Hornchurch on Thursday, August 6

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West Ham forward and Senegal international Diafra Sakho has been arrested following an accusation that he assaulted a woman.

Sakho who featured for West Ham in their shock 2-0 victory over Arsenal was arrested on Thursday, August 6 before the weekend game at the Emirate.

The Senegalese footballer was picked up at his his Essex home, in Hornchurch, before being taken to an east London police station.

He was bailed and is set to return to the station at a date towards the end of next month.

Officers from Tower Hamlets have arrested a man on suspicion of common assault, criminal damage and malicious communication,” a police spokesman confirmed.

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.”

Sakho joined West Ham last summer in a £3.5m deal from FC Metz in France’ his girlfriend Mya is reportedly pregnant with their first child.

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