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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 April, 2005, 13:41 GMT 14:41 UK
Waddle arrested in assault probe
Chris Waddle
Chris Waddle played for Sheffield Wednesday in the 1990s
Former England footballer Chris Waddle has been arrested after an alleged fight in a pub.

Officers are investigating claims he was involved in a brawl in the Devonshire Arms pub in the Sheffield suburb of Dore last Thursday evening.

South Yorkshire Police said a 20-year-old local man suffered facial injuries in the alleged attack.

The 44-year-old, who has been released on bail, confirmed his arrest to BBC Radio Sheffield.

Man bailed

A police spokesman said: "A 44-year-old local man has been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries following an alleged assault on Thursday 21 April at a pub in Dore.

"A 20-year-old local man suffered facial injuries in the alleged assault.

"We have begun an investigation into the matter which happened at about 2300 BST on that date.

"The man was arrested on Friday morning on suspicion of assault and later released on police bail."

Chris Waddle spent four seasons as a player with Sheffield Wednesday in the mid-1990s.

He also had spells at Tottenham Hotspur, Marseille, Newcastle United and Sunderland.

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