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Last Updated: Friday, 13 October 2006, 06:34 GMT 07:34 UK
Footballer held after 'assault'
West Ham defender Anton Ferdinand
Anton Ferdinand is the brother of England international Rio Ferdinand
Premiership footballer Anton Ferdinand has been arrested after an alleged assault outside a nightclub.

The 21-year-old West Ham defender and England under-21 player was formally arrested when he attended an east London police station on Thursday.

Police confirmed a "man in his 20s" was held on suspicion of assault following a disturbance outside Faces nightclub in Ilford, early on 2 October.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said the suspect was bailed until next month.

He said up to 15 people had been involved in the disturbance outside the club in Cranbrook Road.

"A subsequent allegation of assault was reported to police and a man in his 20s attended an east London police station on 12 October, and has been arrested on suspicion of assault," he said.

Mr Ferdinand is the younger brother of Manchester United star and England international Rio Ferdinand.

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