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Titus arrest drama

PUBLISHED: 17:17 20 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:04 03 March 2010

IPSWICH Town's star defender Titus Bramble was arrested and taken into custody at Ipswich police station, The Evening Star reveals tonight.

The England U-21 star was held at the town's Elm Street station within the last week and later released without charge.

IPSWICH Town's star defender Titus Bramble was arrested and taken into custody at Ipswich police station, The Evening Star can reveal tonight.

The England U-21 star was held at the town's Elm Street station within the last week and later released without charge.

Ipswich Town today would not be drawn on the arrest of their £10 million rated star.

But The Star understands the club is aware of the incident and has discussed the matter with Suffolk Police.

Both club and police were today refusing to be drawn on the incident, which is bound to have caused the rock-bottom Premiership club concern.

Manager George Burley, who today named Ipswich-born Bramble in his squad for the match against Tottenham Hotspur this Saturday, said: I'm not aware of any players being charged or cautioned. Rumours and vicious gossip do nothing to help our quest to move away from the foot of the table.

The priority for myself and my players is to concentrate solely on maintaining our Premiership status. I will not give any credence to the ongoing rumours about out players."

Suffolk Police refused to comment specifically on the incident, involving Bramble, 20.

A spokesman at force headquarters in Martlesham said: "No employee of Ipswich Town has been charged or cautioned"

Exact details of the incident have not been revealed, nor the amount of time that Bramble stayed with police.

News of the incident comes at a time when the image of football has been at the centre of media attention.

It comes after the high-profile court case involving Leeds players Lee Bowyer and Jonathan Woodgate.

Although they were both acquitted of a charge of grievous bodily harm, Woodgate was convicted of affray.

Both admitted in court that they were drunk at the time of an assault on Asian student Sarfraz Najeib in January 2000.

Bowyer has been placed on the transfer list after refusing to accept a club fine for being drunk and damaging Leeds' reputation.

News of the incident involving the £10 million-rated Bramble will also disappoint Town fans desperate for the club to start pulling itself off the bottom of the Premiership.


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