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UK police question Man City's Robinho

The Brazilian star met police on Tuesday over allegations of sexual assault, which he denies.

Manchester City’s Robinho was arrested on Tuesday over allegations of a serious sexual assault in a nightclub, it has been reported.

The Premier League player’s spokesman confirmed the Brazilian star met police as part of a “criminal investigation”, but not mention the nature of the enquiry, according to newswire AP. West Yorkshire Police said a man was arrested and questioned in connection with a serious sexual assault in a Leeds nightclub on Jan. 14.

A spokesman for the police did not confirm the identity of the man but said he had been released on bail.

Chris Nathaniel, Robinho’s spokesman, said the player denied any wrongdoing.

“We can confirm that Robinho met the police, as pre-arranged and as part of a criminal investigation.

“He strenuously denies any allegation of wrongdoing or criminality and is happy to cooperate with the police if required further,” Nathaniel said through the football star’s official website.

Robinho joined Manchester City from Real Madrid in September for $46.3m, a UK transfer record, following the club’s new owner Sheikh Mansour’s desire to make the club real contenders for the Premier League title.

Manchester City were unavailable for comment

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