South African soccer star Pienaar under arrest

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South Africa’s Steven Pienaar has assaulted a woman in Liverpool and has been arrested.

The Everton midfield artist and South African international reported at the police station of his own accord later that morning and was arrested following Sunday morning report that a woman had been assaulted in a flat near Sefton Park.

Other than Pienaar, another 26-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the assault claim but has been released on police bail awaiting further enquiries, a Merseyside Police spokeswoman has said.

Steven Pienaar who did nothing to save Everton from the slaughter by Liverpool last weekend has been under the weather following the alleged incident.

Pienaar, who is currently on a three-year deal with Everton until the summer of 2011, is out of action while recovering from a broken toe.

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