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EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Cole arrested after drunken confrontation with police | Mail Online
Chelsea and England footballer Ashley Cole was arrested early today after a drunken confrontation with police.

The 28-year-old left-back, husband of Girls Aloud singer and X Factor judge Cheryl Cole, was detained following a foul-mouthed rant at officers in west London.

Sources said the £82,000 a week star repeatedly swore at police after emerging from the Collection nightclub in Brompton Road, South Kensington.

After refusing to tone down his language, he was detained and taken to a police station to sober up.


Earlier in the evening: Ashley Cole and Fiona Phillips during last night's charity event at Chelsea Football Club

After spending three hours in a custody suite, he was issued with an £80 fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly and allowed to go home.

Earlier he had been pictured at a nearby charity event with ex GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips.

The highly embarrassing incident will be a major concern to his wife, currently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with a number of other celebrities in aid of Comic Relief.

The Girls Aloud singer is on the fourth day of the climb and has completed almost 16,000ft of the 19,340ft mountain.

Cheryl, 25, said today: 'The fun is over. This is unquestionably the hardest thing I have ever done.'


Happy times: Cheryl and Ashley Cole attend the Universal party, held at the Claridges Hotel after the Brit awards


Arrest: The Collection Bar

The team is scheduled to reach the top of the mountain on Saturday, although a Comic Relief spokeswoman admitted the fragile state of the group could cause the group to take longer to hit the summit.

Her marriage to Cole was put under huge strain last year over allegations of his infidelity.

Cole was branded a love rat by hairdresser Aimee Walton, who claimed he cheated Cheryl following a drunken night out with his footballing friends in late 2007.

The drunken episode is unlikely to go down well with Cole's employers, Chelsea, who play away at Coventry City in a crucial FA Cup quarter final on Saturday.

The club's new manager, Guus Hiddink, is a tough disciplinarian who will be alarmed that one of his top stars should be inebriated so close to a big game.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: 'At about 2.15am today, a man was arrested in Brompton Road, South Kensington, on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and taken to a central London police station where he was later issued with a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly and released at 5.37am.'
 

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Right, that's it. I've had enough. I'm going to have to intervene. :mad:

Cheryl, he's not good enough for you. Come home with me! :wub:
 

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Right, that's it. I've had enough. I'm going to have to intervene. :mad:

Cheryl, he's not good enough for you. Come home with me! :wub:
haha shout louder shes in africa:D

hes not being charged by police so he's lucky in that sense. but i doubt the goose will be pleased. good thing chelski only have the cup game to worry about at weekend, goosey goosey gander mite have had a big decision on his hands as whether to drop him or not.

outcome, Cashley gets a 2 week fine and dropped for game with coventry but will be back, be it a little red faced, against juve:)
 

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"Do you F*&^%*&g know who I am?"

"Unfortunately, yes. That's why we're arresting you"

I wonder if being a complete douche is an actual charge?
 

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i bet he struggled to pay the fine !!!

napalming is too good for the smug git

i hate him more than non crusty crusty rolls
 

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C-Ash gets off lightly, but he wasnt the only bold boy

Guus Hiddink has severely reprimanded Ashley Cole in the wake of his recent arrest, but will not be axing the full-back from weekend action.

Cole, along with Chelsea captain John Terry and young centre-half Michael Mancienne, have all been given a dressing down by their interim boss for breaking a club curfew.

All three were out into the early hours of Thursday morning, with their behaviour making the headlines.

Cole became embroiled in a heated exchange with paparazzi photographers while making his way home, and spent the night in a police custody suite as a result.

While Hiddink admits the incident could not be allowed to pass unnoticed, the Dutchman is prepared to forgive and forget.

"I spoke with Ashley this morning in private," said Hiddink.

"He explained the details of what happened.

"I am a disciplinarian, but every case is different. You have to judge what the circumstances were, and that's why I tackled him on his behaviour.

"He said he was, in his opinion, harassed a little bit by the photographers and that is why he reacted. Afterwards, he regretted that.

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"At that moment they are out of the rules which are set by the club to a certain extent before a game. I spoke firmly to him and the captain and Michael Mancienne.

"Ashley will be in the squad for tomorrow. He has publicly apologised about his conduct and behaviour to the police officer, and it is a rather private matter.

"We have an internal discipline, and this is to be considered internal. I have spoken firmly with him about his responsibility.

"There are rules inside this club regarding going out and also discipline, so I had a firm talk with him and the rest of the group about this.

"What is normal and good in this is that he apologised for his abusive behaviour to the police officer.

"He went a little bit too far. This is a country where we like to emphasise big things. The truth has to be told and the facts have to be told.

"If he regrets it deeply and makes his apologies directly then we have to close the case. That is why I tried to go with the daily routine, because we have an FA Cup match tomorrow (against Coventry).

"But they must not repeatedly show conduct which is counter-productive to the team. We, as a club, are talking firmly.''
 
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