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Friday, June 4, 1999 Published at 17:31 GMT 18:31 UK


Bailed Bosnich in church on time

All smiles: The newly married couple

Manchester United's newgoalkeeper, Mark Bosnich, has made it to the church on time for his wedding, hours after being released on police bail.

His arrest followed an alleged stag night confrontation with a photographer.

The BBC's Daniel Boettcher: "Bosnich almost missed his own wedding"
The former Aston Villa player was detained after the alleged incident outside Birmingham's Legs Eleven lap-dancing nightclub during his stag night celebrations in the early hours of Friday.

But the Australian player, who signed for treble-winners United earlier this week, was released in time to make it to his wedding with Sarah Jarret on Friday afternoon.

The keeper arrived at the ceremony, at Coombe Abbey hotel, Coventry, in a limousine flanked by security men.

[ image: Facing the waiting media]
Facing the waiting media
He was accompanied by his best man and fellow United star Dwight Yorke.

The 27-year-old was arrested at his home in Little Aston, Staffordshire, early on Friday morning.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: "Officers were called to an incident in Wrottesley Street in Birmingham City centre at 1.48am in the early hours of Friday morning, where a man from the Birmingham area alleged that he had been attacked and robbed."

The player is due to re-appear at Birmingham's Steelhouse Lane police station on July 21.

National newspaper

[ image: Bosnich: Just joined Man Utd]
Bosnich: Just joined Man Utd
It is thought the man who filed the complaint to police was an agency photographer, Jamie Jones, who was working for a national newspaper.

Mr Jones would not comment on the alleged incident.

The BBC's Bob Sinkinson: Bosnich was released after three hours of questioning
Mark Bosnich moved to Manchester United from Aston Villa on a free transfer.

He was brought in to replace retiring United legend Peter Schmeichel.

Last month, United captain Roy Keane spent a night in police cells after a nightclub incident in Manchester only hours after his team won the Premiership.

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