Report :: West Ham’s Andy Carroll Interviewed By Police Over Photographer ‘Assault’ In Dublin

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Dec 4, 2012

Report :: West Ham’s Andy Carroll Interviewed By Police Over Photographer ‘Assault’ In Dublin

via Guardian

West Ham United’s Andy Carroll has been interviewed by police in the Republic of Ireland after a photographer was allegedly assaulted.

The on-loan striker was with team-mates in Dublin for a weekend Christmas party after Saturday’s win over Chelsea. The 23-year-old denies any wrongdoing.

A spokesman for the Garda press office in Dublin said officers received a report of an incident at 2.30am on Monday.  A press photographer claimed he had been assaulted in the capital’s main shopping district, Grafton Street.

More on the Report :: Andy Carroll Interviewed by Police in Dublin after the Jump……..

Officers at the city’s Pearse Street station are investigating the incident.

It is understood that members of the West Ham squad were spoken to by gardai following reports of an assault. No arrests were made, the Garda spokesman said.

A West Ham spokesman denied that Carroll had been involved in a physical confrontation with a photographer.

“Andy Carroll was in Dublin as part of a social trip with full permission of the management team,” the club said. “Andy agreed to have a number of pictures taken at the request of a photographer who was waiting on the street. Despite this, the photographer then carried on taking photos in the close proximity of Andy and was politely asked to stop by the private security team working on the trip.

“When he then continued taking more photos he was restrained by the security team for Andy’s safety. Eyewitnesses state at no point was there any physical contact between Andy and the photographer.”


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