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Ex-Man Utd star Eric Cantona arrested for assault in Primrose Hill

PUBLISHED: 14:50 13 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:59 13 March 2014

Eric Cantona. Picture: Ian West/PA

Eric Cantona. Picture: Ian West/PA

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Former Manchester United star Eric Cantona has been arrested and cautioned for assaulting a man in Primrose Hill.

Cantona, 47, was taken into custody by police after he assaulted a man in the street in Regent’s Park Road at 12.55pm yesterday.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “Officers from Camden borough attended and a man in his mid-40s was arrested on suspicion of common assault.

“He was taken into custody and subsequently cautioned for common assault.

“The victim, a man, did not require medical assistance at the scene.”

The retired footballer was banned from the sport for eight months and convicted for assault after he kung fu kicked and punched a fan in 1995.

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