Serge Aurier handed a suspended sentence

Serge Aurier handed a suspended sentence

Paris Saint German star has been given a two-month suspended sentence by a French court for violence against a police officer.

Serge Aurier appeared at the Correctional Court in Paris today to face charges over an incident outside a nightclub in May.

Serge Aurier handed a suspended sentence

Serge Aurier

The Ivorian defender was arrested following an argument with the police near the Champs-Elysees in the early hours of May 30 and placed in a holding cell for "using violence on a police officer."

Serge Aurier handed a suspended sentence

Serge Aurier fends off Andre Dede Ayew

The suspended sentence means the Ivorian defender will perform community service rather than spend time in jail.

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Aurier has also been handed a £521 fine and ordered to pay £1,300 in court costs.

Serge Aurier handed a suspended sentence

Serge Aurier

However, the Ivorian will join his teammates as they travel to Bulgaria for their UEFA Champions League group tie against Ludogorets.

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Aurier's lawyer Claire Boutard de la Combe hints at appealing against the ruling and insists his client is not guilty so must be acquitted.

Serge Aurier handed a suspended sentence

Serge Aurier

Meanwhile, a statement issued by PSG says they have taken note of the ruling but would presume the player innocent as the case is ongoing.

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