Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon charged with assault and possession of weapon

first_imgnews Crystal Palace Topics Crystal Palace will decide whether to fine Jason Puncheon after the club captain was charged with assault and possession of an offensive weapon following a night out at the weekend.Puncheon, who was absent from the Palace squad which secured a first away victory in the Premier League since April against Leicester City on Saturday, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning following an incident in Reigate, Surrey. According to a report in the Sun, the 31-year-old became embroiled in a fight between two women at the Mishiko nightclub and was held in cells overnight before being released.A police spokesman said: “Jason Puncheon, 31, of Kingswood, has been charged with a Section 4 public order offence – causing fear or provocation of violence, possession of an offensive weapon and common assault.”The nightclub issued a statement that confirmed Puncheon attended the venue with friends but, after it had closed, door staff intervened in a fight in the street some 50 metres away and police were called. A police spokesman confirmed officers attended an incident at 2.20am but would not disclose further details.Puncheon, who did not travel to Leicester with the Palace squad on Saturday because of illness, is understood to have trained as normal on Monday, with the club yet to decide whether to punish him for his alleged involvement. He was released on bail and is due to appear at Guildford magistrates’ court on 5 January.Signed from Southampton in 2014 after a successful loan spell, Puncheon has fallen out of favour with the manager, Roy Hodgson, and has not played for Palace since he came on as a late substitute in their 2-2 draw with Everton on 18 November. Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIncenter_img Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img

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