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Sheringham handed police caution
Teddy Sheringham
Sheringham played for England
Footballer Teddy Sheringham has been cautioned by police for perverting the course of justice.

The former England striker was arrested on 15 May for allegedly giving false details about a speeding offence.

He is one of 12 people, including three Premiership players, questioned in the same police inquiry.

The probe centres on drivers who have been nominating speeding tickets to other designated people in order to avoid a penalty.

23-year career

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "A 41-year-old man was cautioned today for perverting the course of justice."

Mr Sheringham, whose professional career spans 23 years, has made more than 800 appearances for club and country, and left West Ham at the end of the season in May.

Earlier this month he signed a one-year contract at Colchester United.

Sheringham won 51 caps for England, scoring 11 goals, and was part of the team which reached the semi-finals of the European Championships in 1996.

Camera footage

He was one of three West Ham footballers questioned over similar allegations.

Bobby Zamora, 26, was arrested after he allegedly gave false details about police camera footage of a car apparently speeding.

Zamora, a 38-year-old woman and 37-year-old man have been cautioned by police for perverting the course of justice.

Midfielder Shaun Newton, 31, was questioned regarding similar allegations, two days after Mr Sheringham.

Mr Newton is still on bail along with seven others, Scotland Yard said.


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