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Monday, 5 November, 2001, 15:18 GMT
Footballer's jacket 'stained with blood'
Lee Bowyer attending court
Lee Bowyer denies all charges
Leeds United footballer Lee Bowyer gave police a blood-stained jacket worn on the night he was alleged to have taken part in an attack on a student, a court has heard.

Hull Crown Court heard that Mr Bowyer handed over a black leather jacket to police who came to his home after Sarfraz Najeib was attacked in Leeds City centre in January last year.

The Prada jacket was found to have smears of blood on it, the court heard on Monday.

The jury was also told that Leeds Utd defender Jonathan Woodgate gave police shoes he had not worn on the night of the vicious attack on a young student.

Mr Woodgate handed in a pair of black Snipe shoes to detectives who called at his home in Middlesbrough a week after the alleged assault.

Adrian Waterman, junior prosecuting counsel, told the jury: "It is the Crown's case those shoes were not the ones worn."

Jonathan Woodgate
Jonathan Woodgate asked by police to hand over shoes

Mr Woodgate, 21, team mate Mr Bowyer, 24, of Leeds and co-accused Paul Clifford and Neale Caveney, both 22 and from Middlesbrough, deny causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Mr Najeib, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire. They also deny affray.

Arrested

Mr Waterman told the court that Mr Caveney said to officers who called at his home in Middlesbrough to arrest him: "I know about it. I've been expecting you."

Mr Clifford was said to have told officers who arrested him: "Yes, I've been wanting to get this sorted out."

Mr Najeib was attacked in Mill Hill, Leeds, following a confrontation outside the Majestyk night club in the city centre.

The trial continues.


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