Footballer cautioned over assault
Thursday 28 February 2008
Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher has been arrested and cautioned by police for common assault.
The former England star, 30, was yesterday questioned about a roadside bust up with a man near his Crosby home on Tuesday morning.
The Anfield defender had been on his way to training at the club's Melwood ground at the time.
The assault was reported to Merseyside Police by a witness who saw the tough tackling Bootle-born player arguing with the man.
Later that day the apparent victim reported Liverpool's vice captain to officers who arranged an appointment to interview Carragher.
He was formally interviewed and accepted his caution.
Accepting a caution is an admission of guilt in the eyes of the law.
Common assault is the lowest form of assault and can include anything from spitting to shoving.
A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that a 30-year-old man from the Blundellsands area received a police caution for common assault in relation to an incident on Liverpool Road, Crosby, on Tuesday February 26."
A spokesman for Liverpool FC declined to comment.
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