Boxer Amir Khan assault allegations dropped

Allegations of assault made against the former world champion boxer Amir Khan have been withdrawn, police have confirmed.

Claims Amir Khan 'assaulted two youths' dropped

Allegations champion boxer Amir Khan assaulted two youths have been dropped.
Allegations champion boxer Amir Khan assaulted two youths have been dropped. Credit: PA

Claims former world champion boxer Amir Khan assaulted two youths in his hometown of Bolton last week have been dropped, Greater Manchester Police have said.

The 27-year-old two-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning over two allegations of common assault.

He had been released on bail pending further enquiries but today police confirmed no further action will be taken after the allegations were withdrawn.

A spokesman for Mr Khan described the incident as "a misunderstanding between Amir Khan and two other youths".

He added: "On Monday July 7, Amir was notified by the police that the allegations against him had been withdrawn and the matter would not be pursued any further."

On Friday, police arrested the former two-time champion and light welterweight and questioned him for several hours

He was released on bail the same day.

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Amir Khan 'expects case to be dropped' after arrest

Amir Khan is "expecting the case to be dropped" after he was arrested in connection with an assault, a spokesperson for the boxer said.

Amir Khan is "expecting the case to be dropped." Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"It was a minor incident and we're expecting the case to be dropped against Amir," they said. "We're expecting to formally hear that from police on Monday morning."

The 27 year old was alleged to have been involved in an dispute with two 19-year-old men who both suffered minor injuries.

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Police confirm Bolton arrest amid Amir Khan reports

Police have confirmed that a 27-year-old man, believed to the boxer Amir Khan, was arrested in Bolton in the early hours of this morning following reports of an assault:

Just before 1.30am on Friday, police were called following reports of an assault in Bolton.

Officers attended Russell Street and discovered two 19-year-old men had been assaulted. Their injuries are not serious.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two section 47 assaults.

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Boxer Amir Khan 'arrested over alleged assault'

The boxer Amir Khan has been arrested in connection with an alleged street assault in his hometown Bolton, the Manchester Evening News has reported.

Amir Khan is a former two-time world boxing champion. Credit: PA

The 27-year-old was reportedly involved in an dispute with two 19-year-old men who both suffered minor injuries in the alleged incident.

The paper cited Khan's representatives, Tangerine PR, as saying that the boxer had been arrested on suspicion of common assault and released on bail pending further enquiries.