Gerrard charged after nightclub brawl

FOOTBALLER Steven Gerrard has today been charged with assault and affray following an alleged fight in a nightclub.

FOOTBALLER Steven Gerrard has today been charged with assault and affray following an alleged fight in a nightclub.

Merseyside police said the England player and Liverpool captain was charged this morning with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray following the incident in Southport in the early hours of yesterday.

Two other men, John Doran, 29 and Ian Smith, 19 both from Huyton, Liverpool who had also been arrested after the altercation have also been charged with the same offences.

The venue's DJ, a 34-year-old local man, required hospital treatment after suffering facial injuries.


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Gerrard, 28, was released from Southport police station early this morning.

The three men will appear at North Sefton Magistrates' Court on January 23.

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A spokesman for Merseyside Police said Gerrard and the two other men had been bailed and three other men, aged 18, 31 and 33, who were arrested in connection with the incident were bailed pending further inquiries.

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