1. National

Boxer Amir Khan assault allegations dropped

Allegations of assault made against the former world champion boxer Amir Khan have been withdrawn, police have confirmed.

View all 5 updates ›

Claims Amir Khan 'assaulted two youths' 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on bail pending further enquiries but today police confirmed no further action will be taken after the allegations were withdrawn.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He added: "On Monday July 7, Amir was notified by the police that the allegations against him had been withdrawn and the matter would not be pursued any further."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.

More top news