Boxer Benn on assault charge

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The boxer Nigel Benn will appear before London's Marlborough Street magistrates this morning on charges following an incident at Legends night club, Mayfair, in September.

Scotland Yard said that he spent last night in police cells after being charged with grievous bodily harm.

The former super-middleweight world champion nounced his second retirement from professional boxing at the weekend after his defeat by Steve Collins.