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Last Updated: Friday, 25 May 2007, 17:18 GMT 18:18 UK
Tarrant cautioned over curry row
Chris Tarrant on Have I Got News For You
Tarrant joked about the incident on Have I Got News For You
TV presenter Chris Tarrant has been officially cautioned by police for common assault following an incident at a curry house.

He was arrested over accusations he threw cutlery at a fellow diner at a Nottingham restaurant.

At the time Mr Tarrant said he was "bemused" by the incident, which resulted in four officers taking him from his hotel room.

He has accepted the caution and the case against him has now been closed.

'Over-inflated affair'

At the time Tarrant admitted "lobbing" a piece of cutlery at a couple after he had tried to end a conversation with them.

Following his caution, he said: "I am very pleased that the police have handled the matter so efficiently, recognising that there was never any malice on my part, just a bit of amiable horseplay.

"I am glad that no charge has been brought against me and I can now put this over-inflated affair behind me."

Nottinghamshire police confirmed a 60-year-old man had been cautioned for common assault following an incident at the MemSaab restaurant in Maid Marian Way.

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