Liverpool Star Charged With Assault After Late Night 'Incident'

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Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan has reportedly been charged with common assault following an ‘incident’ in a nightclub in the early hours of December 22.

Flanagan, 24, is set for a court date in the New Year after the police were called to Duke Street at around 3:20am on Friday morning.

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After he was questioned, the Reds academy graduate was released on conditional bail and will appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court next week.

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A spokesman said: “Merseyside Police can confirm that Jonathan Patrick Flanagan, aged 24, from Cressington in Liverpool has been charged with Section 39 common assault following an incident on Duke Street in Liverpool city centre at around 3.20am on Friday, December 22.”

Liverpool FC have also commented after the news broke: “The club has been made aware of an alleged incident involving a member of the first team playing squad. We will be making no further comment on the matter while the process is ongoing with the relevant authorities.”

Flanagan has endured an injury plagued few years at Anfield and has been shipped out on loan a few times.

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