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Last Updated: Monday, 29 March, 2004, 10:35 GMT 11:35 UK
Brawl at Rooney fiancée's party
Wayne Rooney
The party was held for Coleen McLoughlin, Rooney's fiancée
A party thrown by England and Everton ace Wayne Rooney for his fiancée ended with the police being called in when a fight broke out.

Staff at the Devonshire House Hotel in Liverpool called police in the early hours of Sunday morning.

They had become concerned about the behaviour of some of the guests at Coleen McLoughlin's 18th birthday bash.

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman confirmed they were called to the hotel, but there were no arrests.

She said: "Officers were called to a disturbance at a private party at the Devonshire House Hotel at around 3.30 on Sunday morning.

"Officers attended but no offences were reported and nobody was arrested."

Rooney's agent Paul Stretford said the brawl had distresed the footballer and his wife-to-be.

He said: "We are aware an incident took place and obviously it was very upsetting for Wayne and Coleen as she was celebrating her 18th birthday.

"Neither Wayne nor Coleen were injured during the incident, nor were they or any members of their immediate family involved in the incident."

Rooney was joined by team-mates and around 200 family and friends for the party.

Among the guests were footballers Duncan Ferguson, Franny Jeffers, Richard Wright and Kevin Campbell.

Last week the Crown Prosecution Service announced it would not be prosecuting Rooney after he was accused of spitting at a woman in a Manchester nightclub.

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