Ashley Cole Chelsea and England footballer Ashley Cole was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning for being drunken and disorderly following a Chelsea charity party at The Armani Store.
Reports claim the left-back swore at police after leaving the Collection nightclub on Brompton Road, South Kensington, leading to his arrest. He was issued with a fixed penalty notice of £80.
The 28-year-old, husband of Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole, was arrested on Brompton Road at about 2.15am on Thursday. Earlier that night he had been attending an event for Chelsea's charity partners CLIC Sargent and Right To Play at The Armani Store, also on Brompton Road.
While Cole was partying the night away, his wife was midway through a charity climb for Comic Relief which will see her scale the 15,000 feet to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro along with Chris Moyles, Alesha Dixon, Fearne Cotton, Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen, Gary Barlow, Ben Shephard and Ronan Keating.
Cheryl was suffering from altitude sickness during the trek on Wednesday.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "We can confirm a 28-year-old man was arrested at approximately 2.15am in Brompton Road on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.
"He was taken to a central London police station where he was issued with a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly and released shortly after 5.30am."
A member of staff at the Collection nightclub in Brompton Road said she was not able to comment on reports Cole was arrested when he swore at police after emerging from the club.