PSG star Serge Aurier taken into custody

Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier was placed in police custody following an incident outside a nightclub but has since been released.

Europe 1 report that the right-back, 23, was taken into custody a little after 06:00 CET on Monday after an incident in the Champs-Elysees quarter of Paris.

It is alleged that the Ivory Coast international was part of a group that insulted officers patrolling the area, with the PSG man said to have made wounding remarks towards the police.

Aurier was held in a police station in the 8th arrondissement of Paris for several hours before being released.

A source told AFP the defender had “insulted and struck a police officer”.

t is the latest in a line of controversies that the full-back has been involved in since moving to PSG in the summer of 2014.

In March 2015 he was handed a three-match suspension by UEFA after posting a video on social networks of him insulting the referee of the Chelsea-PSG Champions League tie.

More seriously, in the view of the club, at the beginning of this year he made numerous insulting remarks towards team-mates and coach Laurent Blanc during a Periscope chat, which landed him a lengthy internal ban.

Aurier was eventually allowed to play for PSG again after apologising to all of his targets.

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