BERLIN (Reuters) – German police on Friday briefly detained former bicycle owner and Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich for attacking and injuring a 31-year outdated prostitute in a Frankfurt luxurious resort, a police spokeswoman mentioned.
Former German bicycle owner and Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich addresses the media within the northern Swiss city of Weinfelden, Switzerland, July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Police and native prosecutors later mentioned in a press release that they have been investigating a case of tried manslaughter and grievous bodily hurt however that the suspect, who they didn’t identify, had been launched.
Ullrich’s legal professional was not instantly accessible for remark.
The police spokeswoman mentioned Ullrich, 44, was drunk and medicines when police detained him, and that he and the lady had an argument within the Villa Kennedy resort within the early hours of Friday morning.
According to the police assertion, the lady supplied intensive particulars in regards to the assault whereas the suspect remained silent.
Ullrich advised Germany’s Bild newspaper in an interview this week that he had marriage issues and was emotionally burdened after his spouse had determined to separate. He had not seen his three sons since Easter.
“I’ve completed and brought issues that I very a lot remorse”, Ullrich advised Bild, including: “Out of affection for my youngsters, I’m doing remedy now.”
The 1997 Tour de France winner had flown to Frankfurt from his residence in Mallorca, the place he had been concerned in an altercation within the backyard of his neighbour, German motion movie star Til Schweiger, final weekend.
Reporting by Michael Nienaber and Andrea Shalal; Editing by Peter Graff and Hugh Lawson
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