DEFENDER Jamie Vincent was arrested after an alleged serious assault on a woman – just 24 hours before being told his Swindon Town career was over.

Police confirmed the 33-year-old, pictured, had been arrested and bailed following the incident, which took place near Commercial Road at about 2am on Monday.

And the former Yeovil Town player was dealt a crushing blow yesterday when Danny Wilson confirmed he was among 13 players at the club whose contracts would not be renewed.

Mr Vincent had been celebrating Town’s escape from relegation with his teammates, manager Wilson and chairman Andrew Fitton at the club’s end of season bash at the County Ground on Sunday prior to the incident.

The awards dinner was also attended by former Town legend and Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara.

Mr Vincent and the majority of his teammates then carried on the party at Liquid & Envy in Havelock Square.

Swindon Town media manager Chris Tanner said: “We can confirm that Jamie Vincent was arrested, and the club will be making no further comment at the moment.”

A police spokeswoman added that a 33-year-old man from Berkshire had been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following an incident near Commercial Road, but had been released following interview and granted police bail.

Mr Vincent has been bailed to return to Gablecross police station in June.

Mr Vincent, who has made more than 400 appearances for clubs such as Crystal Palace, Portsmouth and Derby County, was signed by Dennis Wise in 2006 on a free transfer. He was given the club vice captaincy by former Town boss Paul Sturrock, captaining the club on several occasions. He made 89 appearances for the club. Swindon Police are keen to speak to witnesses to the incident and are especially interested in speaking with three women who were in the area at the time. WItnesses or anyone with information are asked to call PC George Booth on 0845 408 7000.

It is the second time this season an employee of the club has been arrested by police.

Town coach Ady Williams admitted attacking former beauty queen Sarah-Jane Howe in an argument over a football match on November 16 last year.

He was ordered to do 60 hours’ community service and pay £60 costs at a court appearance last month. Williams, who won 13 caps for Wales during a distinguished playing career, will leave his reserve team post at the County Ground this summer.