Delon Armitage cautioned for assault following nightclub brawl

England star Armitage cautioned for assault after nightclub brawl in Torquay



09:34 GMT, 28 March 2012

England full-back Delon Armitage has been cautioned for assault following a fracas at a nightclub, police have confirmed.

Caution: London Irish and England full-back Delon Armitage

Caution: London Irish and England full-back Delon Armitage

Armitage, who plays for London Irish in the Aviva Premiership, was arrested after an incident at a nightclub in Torquay, Devon, in January in which a man suffered a split lip.

Armitage had played the previous day for the England Saxons, the international side's second XV, in their 23-17 win against the Irish Wolfhounds at the Exeter Chiefs' Sandy Park ground.

The 28-year-old, who has been capped 26 times and scored seven tries for England, was subsequently suspended from the England Saxons Elite Player Squad.

Armitage's arrest came on the eve of the start of the new-look England's Six Nations campaign and followed the controversial Rugby World Cup campaign.

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The team's time in New Zealand was marred by off-field activities, mainly allegations that players took part in 'dwarf-tossing' at a bar. Centre Mike Tindall was later fined and dropped by the RFU over the incident.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said of Armitage: 'He received a police caution on March 23.'