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No charges after Robinho arrest

Robinho
Robinho signed for Manchester City last summer for 32.5m

Manchester City forward Robinho will face no charges following allegations against him of a serious sexual assault, police have said.

The Brazilian international, 25, was arrested and bailed in January as part of a "criminal investigation" into an alleged attack at a nightclub in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police said on Monday no further action was being taken.

His advisor said the footballer wished to thank those who supported him through "this terrible ordeal".

'Family man'

Chris Nathaniel said: "He has maintained his innocence throughout the police interview process and I am delighted that no further action will be taken.

"Robinho is a hard-working family man, who is extremely passionate about football.

"He now wishes to focus his attention on Manchester City to help create a successful end to the season."

Mr Nathaniel said Robinho would make an official statement at a later date.

He added: "In the meantime he wants to pass on his sincere thanks to all his family, friends, fans and Manchester City colleagues who have supported him through this terrible ordeal."

West Yorkshire Police said following the report of the alleged attack in the Space nightclub on 14 January, a file was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The CPS then decided no further action should be taken, the force said.

Robinho signed for Manchester City from Real Madrid on the final day of the transfer window last September for a British record fee of £32.5m. He has scored 11 goals in 25 Premier League games for the club.



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