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13th Mar 2014

Eric Cantona arrested after assaulting a man in London on Wednesday

Before you ask, no it wasn't Selhurst Park all over again.

Tony Cuddihy

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has been arrested and cautioned after assaulting a man in London.

The incident occurred in the trendy Primrose Hill area on Wednesday at lunchtime, and it is currently known if the victim – who did not need medical assistance – will 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.”