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Derby County winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing was arrested after a woman accused him of assault and phone theft in a Magaluf nightclub.

The former England Under-16 player reportedly appeared in court on Sunday after the early-hours incident. According to Majorcan newspaper Ultima Hora, the 32-year-old Birmingham-born and currently playing for the Guatemala national team, allegedly punched the woman in the face before taking her phone.

Mendez-Laing’s wife, accused of pulling the woman’s hair, was also arrested. The police tracked the phone using its geolocation feature provided by the “assault victim” and went to the couple’s holiday accommodation. The couple were released pending an ongoing criminal investigation after posting €300 bail, according to the paper.

The woman involved in the incident, described locally as a Brit, reportedly annoyed the footballer and his wife by taking pictures and videos of them without consent inside the nightclub. There has been no official comment from the Civil Guard.

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