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Last Updated: Wednesday, 8 March 2006, 12:21 GMT
Footballers in court over 'brawl'
Four footballers charged with affray after an alleged brawl have been given bail by Bristol magistrates.

Wales international David Partridge, 27, was arrested with his Bristol City team mates, Scott Brown, 20 and Bradley Orr, 23, early on 12 October 2005.

City's lead scorer Steve Brooker was also later questioned and charged over the alleged incident at the Romeo Browns nightspot in the city centre.

Mr Partridge also faces a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Mr Brown, of Shannon Walk, Portishead; Mr Orr, of Battery Road, Portishead; Mr Partridge, of Lower Burlington, Portishead; and Mr Brooker, of Strathearn Drive, Bristol, were all charged with affray last month.

'Brief hearing'

They spoke only to confirm their names, addresses and dates of birth, during Wednesday's brief hearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court.

No formal pleas were entered by any of the men.

District Judge David Parsons adjourned the case until 3 May when they are expected to be committed to crown court.

Two doormen - Deuel Montique Brown, 31, of Roseberry Park, Bristol, and 23-year-old Michael Crook, of Chippenham, Wiltshire - have been charged with common assault over the same incident.


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