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England rugby star Ben Foden cautioned for criminal damage

Ben Foden
Image caption Foden was cautioned for causing criminal damage

England rugby player Ben Foden has been cautioned for causing criminal damage.

The Northampton full-back was celebrating his club's league win over Wasps in central London in the early hours of Monday when trouble flared.

Officers were called after reports of an altercation in Old Park Lane, central London, at 0330 BST.

Foden, 25, was arrested then bailed but later accepted the police caution. A 23-year-old received a caution for theft from a vehicle.

A Rugby Football Union spokesman said it would wait to see if Northampton would take any action against Foden before deciding its response.

Northampton's director of rugby Jim Mallinder later said the club would take no action against him, saying: "He has apologised and accepted a police caution and he is moving on."

Foden played in Northampton's 53-24 win over his former team Sale Sharks on Saturday afternoon.

He scored the only try in England's 17-9 victory over France at Twickenham in March and has 15 caps to his name.

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