Carroll fined for nightclub assault

25 October 2010 01:06

Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has been fined £1,000 after admitting assaulting a man in a nightclub.

The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to common assault and was ordered to pay an additional £2,500 compensation at Newcastle Crown Court.

The victim suffered a head injury which required hospital treatment following the incident in the city's Blu Bambu club on December 7 last year.

Carroll had earlier denied assault occasioning actual bodily harm - a charge which was dropped when he pleaded guilty to the lesser offence.

The England Under-21 international scored the winning goal in Saturday's Barclays Premier League victory at West Ham.

The Gateshead-born player is a product of the club's academy.

Source: PA