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Footballer Joey Barton arrested

Joey Barton
Joey Barton was arrested with two other people

Footballer Joey Barton has been arrested following allegations of an assault in Liverpool.

The 25-year-old Newcastle and England midfielder is in custody after being arrested about 0530 GMT on Thursday.

A 19-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were also arrested in Church Street in Liverpool, said police.

"All three remain in custody for interview and processing and I expect a decision on charges or release will be made later tonight," a spokesman said.



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