West Ham defender James Tomkins charged with assaulting an officer

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Monday December 23rd, 2013

John Tomkins (left) (John Peters/Getty Images) James Tomkins (left) has played for West Ham since 2008. (John Peters/Getty Images)

James Tomkins was charged with assaulting an officer outside a nightclub early Sunday morning, police said.

The 24-year-old was arrested at a club in Essex County, east of London.

"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," police said.

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Tomkins, who was a member of Great Britain's Olympic team in 2012, was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 9.

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