Filed: Thursday, 21st October 2010
By: Staff Writer
Manuel Da Costa has been arrested after being accused of sexual assault.
The Portuguese defender, who joined West Ham last year was detained by Police after it was claimed that he molested a young female clubber and two of her friends at Faces nightclub, Ilford.
24-year-old Da Costa, who had recently been reinstated to the Portuguese national squad was collared after apparently going 'berserk' at the popular nightspot.
A witness is reported to have said: "He [Da Costa] had been in the VIP area with other players and looked drunk. He is alleged to have grabbed her and when she tried to push him away he apparently hit her. Two of her friends came over and he is alleged to have gone for them as well."
Da Costa was taken to Ilford Police station following the incident and was bailed on suspicion of both common and sexual assault.
You're nicked: Hammers in the dock
August 2009: Calum Davenport is stabeed and later accused of assaulting his sister following a family row at their home in Bedford.
January 2009: Diego Tristan is arrested after being caught drunk at the wheel, having crashed his Porsche into the back of a taxi. Fined £3,500 and banned from driving for three years.
November 2008: James Collins insists he is a victim of mistaken identity after getting nicked outside Funky Buddah following an altercation.
September 2008: Carlton Cole spends the night in a cell after being pulled for drink driving on the embankment - at 4:30am on a Tuesday morning.
October 2006: Anton Ferdinand is charged with asssault and violent conduct following a fracas outside Faces.
May 2004: Czech hardman Tomas Repka is arrested following a dispute with a neighbour. Charges are later dropped.
September 2003: Gary Charles (accompanied by an empty vodka bottle) is found lying semi-conscious in his Merc after causing a trail of destruction in Long Eaton, Derbyshire..
October 1997: An inebriated John Hartson is nicked at the Swallow Hotel in Waltham Abbey after becoming abusive towards hotel staff.
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10:58PM 23rd Oct 2010
''Judging by his performance today against Newcastle his career is kcuffed anyway!''
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