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Ex-England midfielder Carlton Palmer arrested in Dubai for drink-driving

Repton School won’t take action on coach and ex-England midfielder Carlton Palmer after arrest

Ex-England midfielder Carlton Palmer arrested in Dubai for drink-driving
Ex-Englander midfielder Carlton Palmer

Dubai’s Repton School has said it is standing by its football
coach Carlton Palmer after the ex-England player was arrested on charges of drink-driving.

Palmer was reportedly released on an AED20,000 bail
following his arrest by Dubai Police last Monday, when he was pulled over on
suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The exclusive British school has said it will not be taking
disciplinary action against the ex-Premiership midfielder, who played for UK
clubs Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and West Bromwich Albion.

 “The school is aware
of the situation and has judged there are no child protection issues in this
matter,” Jonathan Hughes-D’Aeth, head teacher at Repton School, said in an
emailed statement.

“We will, therefore, await the outcome of official
proceedings and will then take any appropriate action.”

If upheld, the charges will mark Palmer’s second conviction
for drink-driving. The ex-footballer was sentenced to 200 hours community
service and a two-year ban after being found guilty of driving under the
influence by a British court in 2001.