Footballer held over assault claim

England footballer Ledley King has been arrested outside a nightclub over an alleged assault, sources say.

The Tottenham Hotspur captain is being questioned on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm to another man during an alleged incident in Soho, central London, it is understood.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: "A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of ABH following an allegation of assault made by a man in his 20s."

Officers on a routine patrol were flagged down by members of the public at around 2.30am on Sunday and a man was arrested, the spokeswoman said.