Boxing: Hamed under arrest and man airlifted to hospital after car accident

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The former boxing world champion Prince Naseem Hamed has been arrested after a man was seriously injured in a crash with the star's sports car.

The former boxing world champion Prince Naseem Hamed has been arrested after a man was seriously injured in a crash with the star's sports car.

Mr Hamed, 31, was last night being questioned with two other men on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident involving an injury and on allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Mr Hamed was arrested after his Mercedes was involved in a collision yesterday with a Volkswagen Golf and a Ford Mondeo in Sheffield.

The Golf driver was trapped in the car and had to be airlifted to the Northern General Hospital, with a suspected broken leg and fractures to both arms. A female passenger in the car also sustained cuts and bruises.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "As a result of a road collision, three men have been arrested and taken into custody. A 31-year-old and two 26-year-olds are helping us with our inquiries.

"The accident involved a Mercedes and a Ford Mondeo travelling away from the city and a Volkswagen Golf travelling into the city. The Volkswagen had a male and female in the car. The male suffered breaks to his arms and a broken leg. The woman sustained cuts and bruises.

The spokesman said one of the 26-year-old men under arrest had been taken to hospital after suffering from chest pains.

Born in Sheffield, to Yemeni parents, Naseem Hamed made his professional debut in 1992 and was unbeaten until 2001.

He won the World Boxing Organisation world featherweight title in 1995. In 1999, the self-styled Prince was awarded an MBE.

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