A Crystal Palace footballer has been charged with assault and for having a weapon after a street fight.

Jason Puncheon, 31, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning, December 17.

Police were called to a disturbance on Church Street in Reigate where they arrested Puncheon.

He was reported to have been in the nearby Mishiko nightclub before the alleged fight.

A police spokesman said: "Jason Puncheon has been charged with a Section 4 public order offence - causing fear or provocation of violence, possession of an offensive weapon and common assault."

The midfielder was released on bail and is scheduled to appear at Guildford Magistrates' Court on January 5.