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PSG player Aurier held for hitting French policeman

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PSG player Aurier held for hitting French policeman
Photo: AFP
11:24 CEST+02:00
French police detained Paris Saint-Germain star Serge Aurier on Monday after he hit an officer outside a nightclub, police sources said.

The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international, who has been regularly in trouble with his club, is alleged to have "insulted and hit a police officer," one source told AFP.

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that Aurier is in custody but made no other comment.

Aurier "elbowed" the policeman in the throat, according to a legal source.

He has been held at a police station near the Champs Elysee for "deliberate violence against a person of public authority," the source added.

Paris Saint-Germain briefly suspended Aurier in February after he appeared in a video insulting club coach Laurent Blanc. Aurier later admitted he had carried out a "stupid mistake" and apologized.

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