Ashley Cole arrested following drunken face-off

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London, Mar 6 (ANI): A 'drunk' Ashley Cole was seen being led away in handcuffs after he flipped on being photographed chatting with a beautiful blonde.

Cole, 28, was with his teammates John Terry and Michael Mancienne at London's exclusive Collection restaurant in South Kensington, when they were approached by a group of champagne-swilling girls, who invited them into a cordoned-off area.

As Chelsea skipper Terry and Mancienne mingled with the crowd, Cole sat down on a bar stool, drinking a bottle of Japanese Asahi lager, and then ordering a round of drinks.

The Chelsea defender then began chatting with a blonde clubber wearing a shiny blue mini-dress and a string of white pearls, and they were seen touching one another's hands as they got close to the bar.

"She was stunning and clearly very taken with Cole," the Sun quoted a source at the club as saying.

"They broke off from the main group and were talking quietly alone. There were no free seats at the bar so she stood directly in front of him.

"She placed her hands on his lap as she leaned in to speak to him, directly into his right ear.

"At one stage Cole was gesturing with his left hand and she could clearly see his large diamond wedding ring. He was laughing and joking with her. Each time he spoke she tilted her head by almost 90 degrees as she cosied up to him to keep their conversation private," the source added.

But just after midnight Cole's mood turned ugly after he realised that a photographer had snapped him and the girl, and his minders took the snapper's camera away.

The police were called and Cole emerged from the club half an hour later, but as he headed for his chauffeur-driven Range Rover, he flipped when more pictures of him were taken.

Cole swore at the photographer and told him to delete the photos, and when cops told him to cool down, he continued to rant, telling them to intervene and accusing them of not doing their job.

A female cop warned Cole he would be arrested for being drunk and disorderly unless he calmed down and moderated his language.

When he ignored her, she told him she was arresting him for a public order offence and clapped him in handcuffs.

Cole was given an 80 pounds fixed penalty for allegedly being drunk and disorderly after hurling abuse in an early-hours clash outside a club.

"A 28-year-old man was given a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly," Scotland Yard said.

While his wife Cheryl is struggling up Mount Kilimanjaro for charity, Cole has been busy apologizing to cops for his conduct.

"Ashley was hammered and lost it. He has been under strict instructions from Cheryl not to misbehave when out with Chelsea mates. But he let her down in a big way. She'll be furious," a witness at the event added. (ANI)

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