Jan Ullrich arrested in Germany over 'prostitute assault'

The Tour de France winner allegedly injured a prostitute whilst under the influence of drugs

Jan Ullrich outside court in 2015 (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a prostitute whilst staying at a hotel in Frankfurt.

Police have said that Ullrich was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the alleged assault, during which he reportedly "strangled" the woman "until her eyes turned black."

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