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Leicester City FC's Anthony Knockaert arrested

Anthony Knockaert
Image caption The French winger was arrested at about 03:15 GMT on Sunday

Leicester City footballer Anthony Knockaert has been arrested and bailed following a public order incident at the weekend.

The French winger was arrested at about 03:15 GMT on Sunday in Gravel Street, Leicester city centre.

Leicester City FC said it was investigating the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident.

Mr Knockaert moved to Leicester from French team Guingamp this season. He has since played 21 games.

He played 80 minutes on Saturday, when Leicester beat Derby County 4-1.

Leicestershire Police confirmed that a 21-year-old man was arrested at 03:15 GMT on Sunday and has since been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

A Leicester City FC spokesman said: "We are conducting a full inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident.

"As a result of the ongoing police process, we are unable to make any further comment at this time."

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