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Nicky Butt arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman

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Nicky Butt has been arrested according to widespread media reports on Tuesday night.

It is reported that the former Manchester United player has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman.

Nicky Butt is now in charge of the Man Utd Academy and was arrested only hours before Manchester United were beaten 3-0 by Barcelona in the Champions League.

Butt was also at Newcastle for a number of years and part of the team (see photo above) that was relegated at Villa Park in 2009.

Amongst those reporting the story, The Telegraph say that ‘The ex-England star was in custody Tuesday night after police were called to a house in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.’

They add:

Butt was being questioned last night at Altrincham Police Station, the Daily Telegraph understands. His wife, Shelley, is former civilian police employee, a source said. There were no details last night on the identity of the woman who was allegedly assaulted, but police said she suffered a small cut to her hand and did not require hospital treatment.’

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said:

“Police were called at around 2pm on Tuesday to reports that a woman had been assaulted at a house on Broadway, Hale.

“A 44–year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody for questioning.”

A statement from GMP added:

“A 44–year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody for questioning.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1086 of 16/04/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

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