TOWIE’s Mario Falcone cautioned by police for assault on 11-year-old boy

TOWIE's buffest cast member, Mario Falcone is used to his fair share of drama played out in front on the camera but he's not so au fait with it happening away from the show or leading to an arrest…

mario falconeMario Falcone was cautioned by police for assaulting an 11-year-old boy. Copyright [WENN]

Mario Falcone was arrested earlier this month after assaulting an 11-year-old boy who had thrown verbal abuse at him as his finance, Lucy Mecklenburgh.

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The incident occurred when the tailor defended his girlfriend's honour after taunts on the street.

A source told The Mirror: "Mario and Lucy were leaving their house when some comments were made about Lucy by a group of youths nearby who were making references to her ex Mark Wright.

"In the heat of the moment, Mario stormed over and grabbed one of them by the collar. It was a really stupid thing to do.

"The boy, who was 11 but looked older, went home and told his mum what had happened and she called the police. Mario was arrested the following day."

mario falcone lucy mecklenburghMario and Lucy showed no signs of strain at a theme park yesterday. [Copyright: WENN]


Mario's spokesperson has confirmed his arrest and also stressed that he apologised to the boy, saying:

"Although both he and Lucy were the subject of some very hostile and confrontational provocation from a group of males Mario deeply regrets reacting in the way he did.

"He has already apologised to the boy and his family and offered to meet with them."

Wow, we certainly aren't privy to every juicy storyline, looks like it's a good thing TOWIE series six ended last night!