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Gerrard assault charge dropped by lfctalk
March 20, 2009, 13:22
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An assault charge against Steven Gerrard has been dropped.

The Liverpool captain still faces a charge of affray in connection with an incident at a nightclub in Southport. And six other men face the same charge.

Gerrard had been in a bar celebrating his side’s 5-1 win over Newcastle on the night in question.

A 34-year-old male suffered facial injuries in the incident in December, North Sefton magistrates were told.

Gerrard has not had to make a plea in connection to the charge of affray as yet.

The footballer, and six other defendants, will have a plea and case management hearing at Liverpool Crown Court on 3 April.

Nick Evans, prosecuting, told the court that after a “review of the evidence in full” it was decided that all seven defendants should only face affray charges.

Assault charges were also dropped against John Doran, 29, of Woodlands Road, and Ian Smith, 19, of Hilary Avenue, both Huyton, Merseyside.

Appearing alongside Gerrard today were Accrington Stanley players Ian Dunbavin, 28, of Guildford Road, Southport, and midfielder Robert Grant, 18, of Enstone Avenue, Litherland.

Also in the dock were John McGrattan, 33, of Rimmer Avenue, and Paul McGrattan, 31, of Linden Drive, both Huyton.

Gerrard was arrested along with a number of other men outside the venue on the evening of 29th December 2008.

Gerrard was quickly escorted out of the court by his legal team and driven away after the brief hearing.


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