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Wednesday, 29 March, 2000, 07:40 GMT 08:40 UK
Goalkeeper arrested in kerb-crawling blitz
Pride Park
Pride Park, Derby: Russell Hoult was out on loan
A goalkeeper on the books of a Premier League club is to appear in court after being arrested in a police crackdown on kerb-crawlers.

Russell Hoult, 27, currently the subject of a proposed transfer deal from Derby County to Portsmouth, was stopped last month with several other men in a red light district of Derby.

He was questioned, released on police bail, and is expected to appear in court next month.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that three men have been summoned to appear at Derby Magistrates' Court at a future date after they were stopped for alleged kerb-crawling in the Peartree area of Derby in February.

"Police are taking action against prostitutes and kerb-crawlers in response to complaints from local residents."

Last week Hoult's proposed move to Portsmouth was reported to have broken down over personal terms.

Portsmouth and Derby had agreed a 300,000 fee after Hoult spent two months on loan at Fratton Park.

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