Premier League - Eric Cantona 'arrested for assault in London'

Eric Cantona has been arrested and cautioned for assaulting a man in London, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

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The Manchester United legend was reportedly taken into custody by police on Wednesday afternoon following an altercation in the Primrose Hill area.

A Metropolitan Police statement read: "Police were called to Regents Park Road, NW1, at 12.55pm on Wednesday 12th March, following reports of an assault.

"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."

Cantona, who now works as an actor after having retired from football, was famously convicted of assaulting a Crystal Palace fan in January 1995.

He was initially sentenced to two weeks in prison, before that was reduced to 120 hours community service. He was also banned for eight months and fined £10,000 by the FA.

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