'No one was beat up', says Amir Khan after his arrest on suspicion of assaulting two teenagers

Amir Khan

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BOXER Amir Khan has denied anyone was “beat up” – following his arrest in the early hours of Friday for allegedly attacking two teenagers in a street assault.

The 27-year-old former world champion and Olympic silver medallist was arrested in the early hours of Friday after an incident in Russell Street, Heaton, as his alleged victims were returning from a nearby mosque.

Police said the two men were hurt but not seriously injured in the incident.

Witnesses said the alleged attack happened after Amir pulled up alongside the group of men in a Mercedes C Class in front of Velden Engineering.

One of the alleged victims is believed to have suffered an injury on his cheek and the other on his leg. The men were known to Amir.

Witnesses claim the incident started when a member of the group was accused of giving “cheek” to a friend of Amir’s.

Last night, Amir tweeted: “It's all nonsense. Please don't believe what you read. I'm home with my family and nobody got beat up.”

A spokesman from Tangerine PR, which represents Amir, said: “Amir Khan was arrested on suspicion of common assault in the early hours of Friday July 4.

"Amir has since been released without charge on bail pending further enquiries. At the stage we are unable to comment further on this matter.”

A police spokesman said: “Just before 1.30am on Friday, police were called following reports of an assault in Bolton.

“Officers attended Russell Street and 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 section 47 assaults and remains in police custody for questioning.”

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman said an ambulance was requested by police but when paramedics arrived nobody wanted treatment.

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