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Chelsea's Cole not charged for shooting intern

  • AFP, Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:12 PM

England defender Ashley Cole will not be prosecuted for accidentally shooting an intern with an air rifle in the Chelsea locker room, police said. And sources said officers were "highly unlikely" to pursue enquiries any further.

Tom Cowan, the 21-year-old who was struck with a pellet from the .22 air gun that Cole brought to the club's training ground on Feb. 20, has no plans to press charges against the star.

Cole reportedly did not realize the gun was loaded. Cowan's bleeding was treated by Chelsea's medical staff and he did not require hospital treatment.

The club vowed to take "appropriate action" against Cole but has yet to reveal what kind of action.

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