BOLTON- Boxing sensation Amir Khan, who was arrested after allegedly attacking two teenagers in a street assault, released on bail, says media reports.

The 27-year-old former world champion and Olympic silver medallist was arrested in the early hours of this morning after an incident in Russell Street, Heaton, as his alleged victims were returning from a nearby mosque.

Police said the two men were hurt but not seriously injured in the incident. Witnesses said the alleged attack happened after Amir pulled up alongside the group of men in a Mercedes C Class in front of Velden Engineering.

One of the alleged victims is believed to have suffered an injury on his cheek and the other on his leg. The men were known to Amir.

Witnesses claim the incident started when a member of the group was accused of giving “cheek” to a friend of Amir’s.  One man, who wanted to remain anonymous, claimed: “Amir was saying don’t you know who I am, I am AK.

"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 woman, who also did not want to be named, added: “I could hear a lot of noise and I saw Amir’s car. "Then I saw him get out of the car. Then he drove off and there was a man on the floor.”

A spokesman from Tangerine PR, which represents Amir, said: “Amir Khan was arrested on suspicion of common assault in the early hours of Friday July 4.
"Amir has since been released without charge on bail pending further enquiries. At the stage we are unable to comment further on this matter.”

A police spokesman said: “Just before 1.30am on Friday, police were called following reports of an assault in Bolton.