Footballer Manuel Da Costa admits assaulting woman clubber

April 19th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI  

London, April 19 (ANI): Premier League footballer Manuel Da Costa has admitted assaulting a female clubber at a nightclub.

The 24-year-old West Ham defender confessed attacking the woman at Faces Nightclub in Ilford, on October 17 2010, reports the Daily Mail.

Da Costa hobbled into the Snaresbrook Crown Court on crutches sporting a plastic cast on his right lower leg after an ankle injury on Saturday.

He admitted common assault but denied a sexual assault on the same woman and was ordered to stand trial in September.

Dressed in a black suit and white, open necked shirt he spoke only to confirm his name and enter his pleas.

The Portugal under-23 international, arrested on October 19 last year, has made just 13 Premiership appearances for the Hammers so far this season.

Da Costa, of Docklands, east London, was remanded on conditional bail to stand trial on September 12.

He was ordered not to enter Faces nightclub and not to contact the complainant. (ANI)

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