Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon has reportedly been questioned by police over claims that he assaulted a waitress in a VIP area of a nightclub.
The 28-year-old former England international, who is currently on loan at Everton, is alleged to have slapped the teenage employee, as well as ripping her top.
This alleged incident is said to have happened at Manchester’s Suede club on Saturday April 4, hours after Everton’s 1-0 win over Southampton.
After her clash with Lennon, the waitress apparently headed to the toilets in tears, before later complaining that she had suffered bruising below her eye.
The Sun quote a source as saying: “The girl is very pretty and always gets a lot of attention. She’s worked there for almost a year.
“Lennon was in another part of VIP with a group of mates and someone who looked like his brother. People were going up to him, chatting and asking for pictures. He seemed in a good mood and was having a laugh with his mates.
“They were spending a lot of money on drinks.
“The girl was OK and I think she spoke to Lennon earlier. But then something happened later on.
“She got really upset, left what she was doing and rushed to the toilet. She came out about an hour later and was annoyed security had not done anything and kicked Lennon out.
“She says he grabbed her and ripped her top and then slapped her. The club was rammed, so if there was an incident people would have seen it.”