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Striker King on sex attack charge

Marlon King
Mr King denies the charges

A Premier League striker has appeared in court over allegations he groped and punched a woman at a London nightclub.

Wigan Athletic forward Marlon King, of Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, is said to have attacked the 20-year-old at the West End's Soho Revue Bar in December.

He is accused of the sexual offence of "touching", as well as assault.

Mr King, 29, who is currently on loan at Middlesbrough, appeared at Southwark Crown Court to deny both charges. He is due to stand trial on 26 October.

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