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Higdon arrested hours after being named Scotland's Player of the Year

The 29-year-old was arrested for an alleged assault in the early hours this morning.

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MOTHERWELL STRIKER MICHAEL Higdon was arrested on Monday over an alleged assault just hours after being voted Scotland’s Player of the Year by his fellow professionals.

Higdon was held by police following the incident at a Glasgow nightclub in the early hours.

The 29-year-old Englishman received his PFA award at a ceremony at the Hilton hotel on Sunday, winning ahead of Hibernian’s Leigh Griffiths, Andrew Shinnie of Inverness and Aberdeen forward Niall McGinn.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “A 29-year-old man is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal in connection with an alleged assault at a nightclub in Ingram Street in Glasgow at 1.25am today.”

A press conference with Higdon, due to take place at 0730GMT on Monday to publicise his award, has been cancelled at short notice.

Higdon, who began his career at Crewe before spells with Falkirk and St Mirren, has scored 27 goals this season to help Motherwell secure a Europa League qualifying spot.

The absence of any players from Scottish champions Celtic from the awards shortlist had caused controversy, with Hoops boss Neil Lennon describing the situation as abysmal.

- © AFP, 2013

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