West Ham striker Diafra Sakho ‘arrested on suspicion of assault’

PUBLISHED: 11:48 12 August 2015 | UPDATED: 16:53 12 August 2015

Diafra Sakho, West Ham United.

Diafra Sakho, West Ham United.


West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of assault.

The Senegalese international was taken into custody on Thursday, national media have claimed.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “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.”

Sakho joined the Hammers last summer, scoring 10 goals for the team in 24 appearances.

He played 89 minutes in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal, despite supposedly having been arrested three days before.

The club has declined to comment.

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