7 Apr 2009

Robinho not charged over alleged sexual assualt

12:21 pm on 7 April 2009

British prosecutors will not charge the Brazil forward Robinho over an allegation the Manchester City football player committed a serious sexual assault at a nightclub in northern England.

The 25-year-old, Britain's most expensive footballer, was arrested in connection with a sexual assault on an 18-year-old woman in the northern city of Leeds in January.

Prosecutors have decided to take no further action.

Robinho, whose full name is Robson de Souza, joined Manchester City from Real Madrid in September 2008 for a British transfer record fee of $82 million.