Video: John Ruddy scuffles on Norwich’s Tombland on night out

NCFC goalkeeper John Ruddy in Norwich's Tombland in the early hours of Sunday morning.

NCFC goalkeeper John Ruddy in Norwich's Tombland in the early hours of Sunday morning. - Credit: Archant

Norwich City has today launched an investigation after video footage emerged showing out-of-favour keeper John Ruddy in a late night fracas in the city centre.

John Ruddy in action for Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

John Ruddy in action for Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The footage appears to show the 29-year-old in heated discussions with another man during the early hours of Sunday morning.

At one point in the short video Ruddy appears to be held back as he moves towards the other man.

No physical contact is seen between the pair in the video.

The club today declined to comment, other than to confirm an internal investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, Norfolk Police said they have not had any reports of any assaults in Tombland over the weekend.

In recent weeks the goalkeeper has lost his first team spot at Norwich, with Declan Rudd putting in commendable performances in matches against Everton and Watford.

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The incident at Tombland is thought to have occurred just a few hours after Saturday's 1-1 draw at Carrow Road, in which Ruddy was again sidelined.

A spokesman for Norfolk Constabulary said: 'We have not received any reports involving an assault in Tombland over the weekend.

'If anyone has any information regarding the incident, please contact Norfolk Police via 101.'