Ajax suspend three youth players as police investigate 'attack'

Ajax have suspended forwards Zakaria El Azzouz and Samet Bulut and midfielder Ashraf El Mahdioui

Three Ajax youth team players have been suspended amid an investigation into an alleged beating of a female officer.

Dutch police questioned forwards Zakaria El Azzouzi, 18, Samet Bulut, 19, and midfielder Ashraf El Mahdioui, 18, in connection with the incident.

It is alleged that a plain clothes policewoman sounded her car horn at another vehicle on Thursday night and there was a confrontation.

Ajax said it takes the allegations "very seriously" and is investigating.

In a statement, the club added that it is "doing everything it can to find out what happened.

"Until then the players will not take part in any football-related activities."