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Fuller arrested over 'nightclub incident'

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM


Reggae Boy Ricardo Fuller was arrested at the weekend following what his English Premier League club, Stoke City, calls "an incident in a nightclub".

Stoke said that Fuller was detained by police in the early hours of Sunday in the Hanley suburb of Stoke.

Fuller had played in Saturday's 3-0 win over Blackburn without scoring.

Fuller scored 11 Premier League goals in 2008-09 but has just one in 22 games this season.

According to a report on the website, the Jamaican Reggae Boy is alleged to have assaulted a 21-year-old man in the bar area of JFK nightclub.

Staffordshire police said the victim suffered minor facial injuries and did not need hospital treatment, the website added.

A statement on Stoke's website read: "The club can confirm that Fuller was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning following an incident in a nightclub in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. We will be making no further comment at this time."

A Staffordshire police spokes-man said: "At 1a.m. on Sunday February 7, an incident occurred at JFK nightclub in Trinity Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, following which a 30-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been bailed pending further inquiries."

The Jamaican, who joined Stoke in August 2006, is due to report back to the police next month.

Fuller has played over 60 times for the Reggae Boyz, scoring just 11 goals.