Former world champion Amir Khan has been sensationally arrested in the early hours of Friday morning for an alleged attack on two men in a street in his hometown of Bolton.
The 27 year-old, who recently became a father for the first time, was involved in an incident on Russell Street in which his teenage victims suffered slight injuries.
Khan was reported to be responding to the men dishing out abuse to his friends – with one witness, who remains anonymous, claiming the fighter could be heard saying ‘Do you know who I am, I am AK.’
The witess then continued: “We have always looked up to him as a role model with him being a Muslim and successful. It is going to cause tension in the community. He is a world champion, an adult, the people involved are aged 19.”
A second witness, a woman who also chose not to be named added: “I could hear a lot of noise and I saw Amir’s car.”
A police statement on the matter released on Friday night read: ‘Just before 1.30am on Friday, police were called following reports of an assault in Bolton.
Officers attended Russell Street and discovered two 19-year-old men had been assaulted. Their injuries are not serious.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two section 47 assaults.’
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