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Notorious PSG star arrested for 'hitting a police officer'

Serge Aurier has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this year.

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FRENCH POLICE HAVE detained Paris Saint-Germain star Serge Aurier after he hit an officer outside a nightclub, police sources said.

The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international, who has been regularly in trouble with his club, is alleged to have “insulted and hit a police officer,” one source said.

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that Aurier is in custody but made no other comment.

Aurier “elbowed” the policeman in the throat, according to a legal source. He has been held at a police station near the Champs Elysee for “deliberate violence against a person of public authority”, the source added.

Paris Saint-Germain briefly suspended the highly-rated Aurier in February after he appeared in a video insulting club coach Laurent Blanc. Aurier later admitted he had carried out a “stupid mistake” and apologised.

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