No police investigation into Carruthers’ Cheltenham controversy

MK Dons midfielder Samir Carruthers  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Milton Keynes Dons at the Macron Stadium, Bolton, England on 23 January 2016. Photo by Simon Davies. PSI-1453-0012

MK Dons midfielder Samir Carruthers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Milton Keynes Dons at the Macron Stadium, Bolton, England on 23 January 2016. Photo by Simon Davies. PSI-1453-0012

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Police will not be carrying out further investigations after MK Dons midfielder Samir Carruthers was pictured urinating in a pint glass at the Cheltenham Festival yesterday (Tuesday).

The 23-year-old was spotted alongside Bristol City’s Luke Ayling and Northampton Town’s James Collins relieving himself before leaving the glass on the balcony in the VIP section.

Cheltenham Racecourse confirmed the group would be banned from today’s races, and while Gloucestershire Police described the action as ‘disgusting’, no further action is likely to be taken.

A police spokesperson said: “We have been made aware of this incident since it occurred at the racecourse yesterday. It was a disgusting and thoughtless act which is not acceptable. The man in question has had his booking for attending the races today (Wednesday 16 March) cancelled.

“No police action is being taken. We have not received any complaints relating to this incident and believe the action taken by the racecourse is appropriate and justifiable.”

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