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Footballer Calum Davenport arrested after Elstow Abbey FC match

Calum Davenport Image copyright South Beds News Agency
Image caption Calum Davenport played for Tottenham, Sunderland and West Ham United

A former Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of assault after playing in a local league match.

Former West Ham defender Calum Davenport, who plays for Elstow Abbey FC, was detained after a man in his 30s received a head injury at Cranfield United's ground on Saturday.

The victim is believed to also play for Elstow Abbey.

Bedfordshire Police said a 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assault in Crawley Road had been released on bail.

The man, from Flitton, Bedfordshire, was detained after officers were called just after 16:30 GMT, a spokeswoman said.

Davenport is a former England Under-21, Tottenham and Sunderland player.

Elstow Abbey are currently top of Division One of the Bedfordshire County Football League,

The defender was sent off 10 minutes from time after being given a second yellow card during his team's 4-2 defeat to second-placed Cranfield.

East of England Ambulance Service confirmed it had attended and had taken a man with a suspected head injury to Bedford Hospital.

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