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Paris St-Germain’s star Serge Aurier arrested for elbowing a police officer

Paris Saint-Germain's defender Serge Aurier
Paris Saint-Germain’s defender Serge Aurier

Paris St-Germain (PSG) star Serge Aurier has been sentenced to two months in prison for elbowing a police officer in Paris, France.

Ivory Coast footballer Serge Aurier were also fined €600 (£521, $674) in damages over the incident at a Paris nightclub in May.

In addition to paying damages, he was charged a further €1,500 (£1,304; $1687) to cover court costs.

The 23-year-old Ivorian will remain free pending an appeal, which means he could play for PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Aurier was convicted on Monday of elbowing a police officer after leaving a nightclub in the early hours of 30 May. The defender had been stopped to take a breath test after leaving a Parisian nightclub.

According to the police account, the officer involved needed to take a day off work to recover from his injuries.

Aurier denied the charge, arguing that he was a victim of police violence.

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