Ipswich: Former Blues striker in court on assault charge

David Healy in action for Ipswich Town

David Healy in action for Ipswich Town - Credit: Archant

FORMER Ipswich Town loanee and Northern Ireland footballer David Healy has been accused of assault, it was revealed in court today.

The 33-year-old striker, who scored 34 international goals, attended Laganside Magistrates’ Court for his first appearance this morning.

He is charged with assaulting James Geroid Crossan on May 26 last year.

Healy’s defence solicitor Richard McConkey requested a two-week adjournment for the case.

Healy, from Castleview Terrace, Killyleagh in Co Down, currently plays for Bury in League One.

In 2008 he was awarded an MBE for services to football and the community – the same year he scored 13 goals in the qualifying competition for the 2008 European Championship, the highest total in the competition’s history.

Healy, who came through Manchester United`s youth system, played 12 times for Ipswich during the Roy Keane era in 2010, scoring once.

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He also played for Leeds United, Fulham, Sunderland and Rangers.

District Judge Ken Nixon said the case would be listed again in two weeks’ time.

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