Updated: Saturday, 26th July 2014 @ 7:09am

Ex-Bolton footballer El Hadji Diouf arrested after bloody brawl in Manchester club leaves victim hospitalised

Ex-Bolton footballer El Hadji Diouf arrested after bloody brawl in Manchester club leaves victim hospitalised

By Dean Wilkins

Ex-Bolton striker El Hadji Diouf was arrested after a bloody brawl outside a Manchester club left a man seriously injured yesterday.

Six men, including the Doncaster Rovers striker, were arrested after the clash at approximately 3.40am in the Circle Club and have been bailed until May 23.

QPR’s Anton Ferdinand was also interviewed under police caution while the 33-year-old victim remains in hospital with injuries to his head and neck.

A Greater Manchester Police statement said: "Six men were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, five of whom have been bailed until 23 May pending further police inquiries.

"Another man has assisted the investigation, which is ongoing."

Diouf, 31, who played for Senegal in the 2002 World Cup and has also had spells for Liverpool, Bolton and Blackburn, did not feature in Doncaster's 4-3 to Portsmouth on Saturday. The result saw them relegated from the Championship.

Ferdinand, 27, who played with Diouf at Sunderland, was involved in the 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on the same day.

 

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