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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho arrested over 'threats to kill and witness intimidation'

West Ham's Diafra Sakho. Credit: PA Wire

A Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation.

West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho, 25, was arrested on Sunday night before being bailed and came after being previously questioned over an alleged assault earlier this month.

Mr Diafra "vigorously denies" the offences, his spokesperson said.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said:

On Sunday 23 August, officers from Havering arrested a man on suspicion of threats to kill and witness intimidation.

A 25-year-old man was arrested an an address in Emerson Park, Hornchurch. He was taken to an east London police station and bailed pending police enquiries to a date in early October.

– Met Police spokesman

A spokesman for the player told The Sun Newspaper: "Diafra Sakho has not been charged with any offence.

"He vigorously denies the allegations that have been made against him, and has given police a complete explanation of events.

"He will not be making any further comment."

Senagalese international Sakho joined West Ham in August last year and has scored 10 goals for the team in 26 Premier League appearances.

He previously played for the French club FC Metz.