Former U's star arrested over 'indecent exposure'

FORMER Colchester United goalkeeper Dean Gerken was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure after allegedly urinating in public.

James Hore

FORMER Colchester United goalkeeper Dean Gerken was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure after allegedly urinating in public.

The 24-year-old, who now plays for Bristol City, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday.

Former U's favourite Gerken had been out celebrating after his new club beat Barnsley 3-2 in the Championship.

He was taken to a police station before being released without charge, but given a fixed penalty for the use of threatening words and behaviour.

A club spokesman said the player had apologised for his actions.

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He said: As far as the club is concerned this matter has already been dealt with internally.

“The matter is now closed.

Gerken joined City on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee in July.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokeswoman said: “I can confirm that police arrested a 24-year-old man at around 2.25am on Sunday, October 25, in the vicinity of College Green.

“He was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and taken to a police station.

“He was later released after being issued with a fixed penalty notice for the use of threatening words and behaviour.

“No further action was taken over the allegations of indecent exposure.”

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