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Tottenham Hotspurs and Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier have been released without charge after being arrested on suspicion of assault over the weekend.

According to the English tabloid Omnisport, the right-back who was not in the squad when his side lost to Manchester United on Sunday was released by police without any further action being taken.

Hertfordshire police's statement read: "A 26-year-old man from Brookmans Park was arrested on suspicion of ABH (Actual Bodily Harm) and has been released with no further action."

A Spurs spokesman said: "We are aware of an incident concerning Serge Aurier this weekend and it is important to make clear he was released without any charge."


England tabloid Daily Mail had reported earlier that Aurier was arrested on suspicion of assault just hours before the club’s clash against Manchester United after an alleged argument with his partner.

But the defender is not a new face in the controversy scene, he was ruled out for the Parisian club's Champions League clash with Arsenal in 2016 after he was denied entry into the UK for assaulting a police officer in France.

The defender also found himself in hot water after he was stopped for a breath test outside a night club in May 2016 which he was found guilty for and then given a two-month jail sentence; a charge he managed to successfully appeal.

Aurier joined Spurs from Paris Saint-Germain for £23million in the summer of 2017.