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No assault charges against Robinho: police

Manchester City and Brazil striker Robinho will not face charges following allegations of a serious sexual assault made in January, police announced in Leeds on Monday.

sports Updated: Apr 07, 2009 17:59 IST

Manchester City and Brazil striker Robinho will not face charges following allegations of a serious sexual assault made in January, police announced in Leeds on Monday.

Robinho always denied any wrongdoing relating to an alleged incident at the Space nightclub in Leeds, northern England.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire police said: "Following a report of a serious sexual assault that occurred at a nightclub in Leeds on January 14, 2009, the matter was investigated and a man was arrested and released on police bail.

"A file was submitted to the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) who decided that no further action should be taken."

Robinho's advisor, Chris Nathaniel of NVA Management, issued a statement saying: "I am pleased to announce that Robson de Souza (Robinho) has been cleared of all allegations of rape.

"He has maintained his innocence throughout the police interview process and I am delighted that no further action will be taken.

"Robinho is a hard-working family man, who is extremely passionate about football. He now wishes to focus his attention on Manchester City to help create a successful end to the season.