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Footballer held in assault probe

Marlon King
The Hull City striker is on loan from Wigan Athletic

A Premier League footballer has been arrested accused of assaulting a woman in a bar in central London.

Marlon King, 28, who plays for Hull City, was arrested on Wednesday when he voluntarily attended a police station after the incident on Sunday.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said a 20-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted at the Soho Revue Bar, in Brewer Street.

Mr King has been released on bail until February.

Hull City chairman Paul Duffen stressed Mr King had not been charged and said investigations were ongoing.

He said the situation would not impact his position with the club and he was training as normal.

Striker Mr King, who is on loan from Wigan Athletic, has played 15 times for Hull in the Premiership.

On Saturday he scored the winner in Hull's 2-1 home win over Middlesbrough.

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