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Wolves star Sylvan Ebanks-Blake arrested over witness intimidation

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Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake was arrested and quizzed by police on suspicion of witness intimidation, it emerged today.

The 27-year-old was later released without charge. His arrest was made in connection with an alleged assault on Lower Trinity Street in Birmingham during the early hours of January 2.

West Midlands Police spokeswoman Catherine Hickman said today: "A 27-year-old man was arrested at a central Birmingham police station on March 28 on suspicion of witness intimidation.

"He was later released without charge. The arrest relates to an ongoing police investigation." Wolves spokesman Paul Berry today declined to comment on the matter.

Ebanks-Blake is currently ruled out for the rest of the season with a broken leg. The 15-goal striker was initially thought to have suffered only ankle ligament damage in a collision with Birmingham defender Paul Robinson in a 3-2 win at St Andrew's on Easter Monday.

Subsequent scans revealed that he cracked a bone in his left fibula.

The day before the alleged assault, Ebanks-Blake scored in a 3-1 defeat away to Crystal Palace, which was former manager Stale Solbakken's final league game with the club. Ebanks-Blake signed for Wolves in the January transfer window of 2008, signing a four-and-a-half year deal for £1.5 million.

He began his professional career at Manchester United after graduating through the youth ranks at Old Trafford.

During his first season with Wolves, he won the Championship top scorer award in consecutive seasons to help the club gain promotion to the Premier League, scoring 23 goals.

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He has represented England at under-21 level, but is eligible to play for Jamaica at senior international level through his parents.

Wolves have revealed they will make an offer to keep Ebanks-Blake if they stay up.

Manager Dean Saunders previously told the Express & Star: "Sylvan can sign for whoever he wants, but we will make him an offer and, hopefully, he chooses us. We have started talking, but it all depends on what league we are in – Sylvan won't play in League One."

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