Ashley Cole will not be prosecuted for shooting a work placement student with an airgun.

The football star was fooling around with the .22 air gun when he jokingly pointed it at student Tom Cowan before it went off.

The 21-year-old, who is on a one-year placement with the club, was left with a minor wound and did not require hospital treatment.

Police to investigate Ashley Cole over air-gun shooting

Surrey police said they were highly unlikely to pursue investigations about the incident because they had not received any formal complaints about what happened.

Cole was breaking a club rule which banned weapons from the grounds in Cobham.

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