West Ham Defender Manuel da Costa Arrested on Sexual Assault Charge

Upton Park man accused of Ilford attack.

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West Ham star Manuel da Costa arrested on sex assault charge
West Ham United’s Portuguese star Manuel da Costa has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and has been placed on police bail pending further inquiries.

It is reported that the defender allegedly molested a woman who was dancing in Faces nightclub in Ilford, Essex, before assaulting her and two of her friends after an argument broke out.

A statement from Scotland Yard said that the allegations had been made by a woman in her early 20s, who went to an east London police station in the early hours of Sunday morning.
‘On Tuesday a 24-year-old man attended an east London police station by appointment, where he was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and common assault. He was later bailed to return to the police station in early December pending further inquiries,’ the spokesman said. (Metro)

The 24 year old former Fiorentina and PSV man is the latest Premier League footballer to be accused of assault in recent weeks and months and one wonders if he may lose his place in the Hammers defence as a result? The former Portuguese Under 21 international has helped solidify the West Ham defence who started the season with four straight defeats but have gone on a four game unbeaten run since Manuel da Costa returned to the starting line up.

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