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Last Updated: Thursday March 05 2009 12:50 GMT

Footballer Ashley Cole arrested

Ashley Cole

Chelsea star Ashley Cole has been arrested in London on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.

The 28-year-old England defender, and husband of Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole, was held outside a London nightclub early on Thursday.

It's been reported that he was swearing at police and refused to calm down.

Police would only say that a 28-year-old man had been arrested and kept at a police station for a few hours before being fined 80 and released.