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Published : 2014-07-08 20:16
Updated : 2014-07-08 20:16

British boxer Amir Khan
LONDON (AFP) ― Police will take no further action against British former world champion boxer Amir Khan, his spokesman said Monday, three days after he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting two teenagers.

The 27-year-old former WBA and IBF light welterweight champion was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning after officers were called to a street in his home town of Bolton, outside Manchester in northwest England.

Officers found two 19-year-old men had been assaulted, though their injuries were not serious.

Khan was arrested and taken into custody for questioning.

“This was a minor incident involving a misunderstanding between Amir Khan and two other youths,” the Olympic silver medalist’s spokesman said.

“Amir was notified by the police that the allegations against him had been withdrawn and the matter would not be pursued any further.”

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said, “No further action will be taken against a 27-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of assault” in Bolton on Friday.

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