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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere cautioned over assault

Jack Wilshere
Image caption Wilshere has been capped for England

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has received a caution after a brawl in a west London street.

Wilshere, 18, who won his first England cap against Hungary, was arrested on 29 August in Kensington High Street over a "fracas".

Emergency crews were called after a man suffered minor facial injuries and a woman sustained a broken arm.

The Metropolitan Police cautioned Wilshere, considered one of England's best prospects, for common assault.

A spokesman for the Met said: "An 18-year-old male has attended a west London police station where he received a caution for common assault."

A statement from Wilshere's spokesman read: "During a night out with friends, Jack intervened as a peacemaker in an incident to protect a friend.

"The police have accepted that Jack's involvement was such that it could be dealt with by way of a caution.

"No further comment will be made as police investigations and proceedings are ongoing and Jack may well be called as a witness."

Others charged

The youngster missed England's 2-1 friendly defeat to France on Wednesday through injury.

In October Duane Brailsford, 18, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, was charged with affray and causing actual bodily harm over the brawl.

Adam Mardell, 21, also of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, was charged with affray.

The fighting broke out when the footballer was out celebrating Arsenal's Premier League victory against Blackburn Rovers.

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