West Ham defender Manuel Da Costa arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Posted by - October 21, 2010 - West Ham

Hammers centre-back ‘groped breasts’

West Ham player Manuel Da Costa has been arrested for allegedly molesting a clubber. The 24-year-old reportedly grabbed the young woman’s breasts and bottom as she danced.

He is then said assaulted the woman and two friends when a row broke out at the footballer trouble-magnet that is Faces nightclub in Ilford, East London. The alleged incident took place after West Ham’s 1-1 draw with Wolves on Saturday.

A witness told The Sun: “He had been in the VIP area with other players and looked drunk.”

Da Costa later went to Ilford police station and was bailed on suspicion of sexual assault and common assault.