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West Ham defender Tomkins charged with assaulting police officer

West Ham United defender James Tomkins has been charged with assaulting a police officer outside a nightclub.

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."

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