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

Diafra Sakho, West Ham United.

Diafra Sakho, West Ham United. - Credit: Empics Sports Photography Ltd.

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.

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The club has declined to comment.