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Cricket legend Shane Warne cleared by police over alleged assault on a porn star in a London nightclub

Mirror logo Mirror 24/09/2017 Mick Gadd

Australian former cricketer Shane Warne. © REUTERS/Dylan Martinez Australian former cricketer Shane Warne. Cricket icon Shane Warne has been cleared by police of an alleged assault on a porn star.

The former Australian leg-spin bowler said he was "shocked" at the claims he had hit Valerie Fox and confirmed that he had been interviewed by police.

The model posted pictures of an apparent eye injury in the early hours of Saturday with the caption "Proud of yourself? Hitting a woman? Vile creature."

It was reported that Warne, former fiance to actress Liz Hurley, was the aggressor following the incident in a central London nightclub.

He was interviewed under caution but subsequently released without charge, the Metropolitan Police said.

In a statement released on his official Twitter page, Warne, 48, said: "I was shocked to read the media stories circulating earlier today concerning a false allegation of assault.

"I have fully co-operated with the police, and they have now had the opportunity of seeing CCTV and speaking to witnesses.

"The police have confirmed to me that I have been cleared of the allegation and that no further action will be taken.

"This is now the end of the matter.

"Thanks for all the kind messages of support."

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