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Wednesday 26 November 2014

Shia's 'sick scuffle'

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Shia LaBeouf
'The Company You Keep' film premiere, New York, America - 01 Apr 2013
Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf has reportedly been punched by an unknown man while out in London.

The Hollywood star is in the UK at the moment shooting World War II movie Fury with Brad Pitt.

He and a friend enjoyed an evening out in the Leicester Square area of London, where they were amazed to spot two women - Ash Nawaz and her sister Isis - collapsed on a curb. The ladies had no idea they were being watched by the Transformers actor, so told him and his pal to go away in no uncertain terms when they finally realised.

As Shia wouldn't leave, an unidentified man stepped in. The actor then began shooting the gent, who didn't take kindly to having his face caught on film. The man apparently hit the camera out of Shia's hands and then punched him twice.

"I only realised it was Shia after he’d been beaten up. If I’d known, I’d have let him film me as much as he liked. I have a massive crush on him," Ash told British newspaper The Sun.

After hitting Shia, the unknown guy then lashed out with his legs. A crowd had gathered which caught nearby nightclub bouncers' attention, so they rushed over to break up the battle.

At that point the 27-year-old actor ran away with his pal and no further action was taken.

Shia's representative has commented on the report.

It's not the first time the actor has had problems while out in the UK. Late last year he got into a scuffle over a baseball cap during a boozy night out.

"The scrap all started when this guy took his hat. I think he was just joking, but Shia didn’t like it," a witness said at the time.

"The guy just took it off him and wouldn’t give it back. He tried to get it back and they ended up tussling. It was handbags really."

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