Amir Khan arrested in alleged assault, ‘expecting case to be dropped’

The boxer was taken in for questioning on Friday in Bolton, England after police were called to Khan's home and two 19-year-old men alleged an assault.

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Former British world champion boxer Amir Khan was arrested by police over an incident Friday in which two 19-year-old men were allegedly assaulted.

However, a spokesman for the 27-year-old former WBA and IBF light welterweight champion said he expected the case would be dropped.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were called to a street in Khan’s home town of Bolton in northwest England at about 1.30am local time on Friday.

Officers “discovered two 19-year-old men had been assaulted. Their injuries are not serious.

“A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two ... assaults.” He was taken into custody for questioning.

A spokesman for the Olympic silver medallist confirmed he had been quizzed by officers but added: “It was a minor incident and we’re expecting the case to be dropped against Amir,” the spokesman said.

“We’re expecting to formally hear that from police on Monday morning.”

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