Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon on weapon charge

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Image caption Jason Puncheon was held in the early hours of Sunday

A Crystal Palace footballer has been charged with carrying a weapon after a fight near a Surrey nightclub.

Midfielder Jason Puncheon was arrested after the disturbance near the Mishiko bar on Church Street, Reigate.

The 31-year-old was arrested in the early hours of Sunday.

He was later charged with possession of an offensive weapon, common assault, and a public order offence of causing fear or provocation of violence.

He has been released on bail to appear at Guildford Magistrates' Court on 5 January.

Crystal Palace has declined to comment.

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