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Eric Cantona arrested for assault in London

Eric Cantona arrested for assault in London

| On 13, Mar 2014

Source: The Telegraph

Metropolitan Police have arrested and cautioned former Manchester United star   Eric Cantona for assaulting a man in London


Eric Cantona has been arrested and cautioned for assaulting a man in London on   Wednesday.

The former Manchester   United star was taken into custody by police following a lunchtime   altercation in the city’s Primrose Hill area.

It was not known on Thursday whether his victim, who did not require medical   assistance, planned to press charges.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Police were called to   Regents Park Road, NW1, at 12.55pm on Wednesday 12th March, following   reports of an assault.

“Officers from Camden Borough attended and a man in his mid-40s was   arrested on suspicion of common assault.

“He was taken into custody and subsequently cautioned for common assault.

“The victim, a man, did not require medical assistance at the scene.”

Cantona, 47, was convicted of assaulting Crystal Palace fan Matthew Simmons in   January 1995 and was initially sentenced to two weeks in prison, before that   was reduced to 120 hours community service.

  Eric Cantona speaks to a policeman opposite Chalk Farm train station, March   12 2014 (SWNS.COM)

He was also banned for eight months and fined £10,000 by the Football   Association, which extended a four-month suspension and £20,000 fine imposed   by United.

Cantona, who became an actor after retiring from football, famously reacted to   his successful appeal against a jail term with a quote that came to define   him: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think   sardines will be thrown into the sea.”

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