West Ham star Da Costa charged with sexual assault

January 20th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 20(ANI): West Ham United defender Manuel da Costa has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl at a nightclub in Ilford, East London, Scotland Yard has said.

Da Costa will now appear at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court on January 25, the Sun reports.

The 24-year-old was earlier arrested in October last year, and bailed by police pending further inquiries.

He was arrested after a woman in her early 20s made the allegation at an east London police station in the early hours of October 17. (ANI)

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