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West Ham's Manuel da Costa faces sexual assault charge

West Ham defender Manuel da Costa
Image caption The allegations were made over an incident in a nightclub in Ilford

West Ham defender Manuel da Costa has been charged with sexual assault following an alleged incident in a nightclub, police have said.

The 24-year-old player of Newham, east London, was arrested after a woman in her 20s reported an incident on 17 October.

He was also charged with common assault and is due to appear at Redbridge Magistrates' Court on 25 January.

The charges relate to an alleged incident in a nightclub in Ilford.

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