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Footballers charged with burglary

Nathan Dyer (front) and Bradley Wright-Phillips (right) leaving Portsmouth central police station
Nathan Dyer and Bradley Wright-Phillips attended a police station

Two Championship footballers have been charged with burglary in connection with the theft of items from a Portsmouth nightclub.

Southampton Football Club striker Bradley Wright-Phillips, 23, and winger Nathan Dyer, 20, will appear before Portsmouth magistrates on 8 July.

They were arrested in March over claims that items were taken from Bar Bluu nightclub, Southsea, on 28 February.

Southampton FC has declined to comment on the case.

Bradley Wright-Phillips, of Briton Street, Southampton, is the son of former Arsenal and England player Ian Wright and the half-brother of Chelsea and England player Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Nathan Dyer, also of Briton Street, was a member of Southampton's youth team before playing for the Championship club.

Staff members at the nightclub claim three mobile phones, 145 in cash, student cards and cigarettes went missing from three handbags.

Police launched an investigation when a group of men were filmed on CCTV entering the unlocked staff room.

The pair were charged after answering police bail at Portsmouth central police station.




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