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Nottingham Forest's Jamaal Lascelles cleared over assault

Jamaal Lascelles Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Jamaal Lascelles is on loan from Newcastle to Nottingham Forest

A footballer who plays for Championship club Nottingham Forest has had all charges of assault against him dropped.

Jamaal Lascelles, 21, of Oakwood, Derby, was alleged to have been involved in an incident at a bar in Victoria Street, Derby, in April.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it had decided to discontinue proceedings against Mr Lascelles after analysis of CCTV evidence.

The player is on loan from Newcastle who bought him in August.

Mr Lascelles had been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm on 23 April.

A spokesperson for the CPS said: "Once we had received and viewed CCTV evidence, it became apparent that this did not show that the defendant had been responsible for the injuries sustained by the victim.

"It was therefore deemed that there was no longer a realistic prospect of a conviction, and so the case was stopped."

Mr Lascelles tweeted: "After being wrongly accused and charged with assault, I can now happily say all charges have been dropped and my name has been cleared."

The defender made his debut for the England Under-21 team in September.

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Image caption Mr Lascelles made his England Under-21 debut in September

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