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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 March, 2004, 13:27 GMT
Nine Leicester players held
Nine Leicester players were arrested in Spain
Nine Leicester players were arrested in Spain
Spanish police have confirmed that nine Leicester players have been arrested in relation to allegations of sexual assault against three women.

The Foxes do not have a game this weekend and had been taking a sunshine break in La Manga to prepare for a final push at Premiership survival.

One of the players was released on bail but the others remain in custody.

The Civil Governor's office in Murcia confirmed the players were arrested on charges of "sexual aggression".

A statement by the Governor's office said: "The nine players were arrested after three German women complained to police at Alicante airport - as the women were about to fly home to Germany."

It is believed that the women are alleging that their hotel room at the La Manga Club was broken into and they were then assaulted.

The rest of the Leicester squad have flown home but it is understood that chief executive Tim Davies has flown out to Spain to join manager Micky Adams, who has remained in the country.

Leicester issued a club statement, which said: "The club is aware that a number of players have been interviewed by Spanish police as a result of alleged incidents which took place during a club training camp in Spain.

"The club is co-operating fully with the authorities in their investigations but, as these investigations are still ongoing, is not in a position to make any further comment at this stage."

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