Soccer's Tomkins on assault charge

Mid Devon Star: West Ham footballer James Tomkins has been charged with assaulting a police officer after an incident at a nightclub in Essex West Ham footballer James Tomkins has been charged with assaulting a police officer after an incident at a nightclub in Essex

A Premier League footballer has been charged with assaulting a police officer outside a nightclub.

West Ham defender James Tomkins, 24, was arrested after officers were called to the Sugar Hut Village club in Brentwood, Essex, shortly before 12.30am yesterday.

Police were alerted by security staff at the venue, which has regularly featured on the ITV2 series The Only Way Is Essex.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Officers arrived and arrested James Tomkins before charging him with one count of assaulting a police officer, one count of resisting arrest and one count of being drunk and disorderly in a public place."

Tomkins, a former England Under-21 international who appeared for Team GB at the Olympics last year, h ad played for West Ham hours before the incident in their 3-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Tomkins, from Brentwood, Essex, has been released on police bail and will appear at Basildon Magistrates' Court on January 9.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree