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Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling charged with assaulting woman

Associated Press
Feb 01, 2013 at 05:33pm IST

Liverpool: Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been charged with assaulting a woman.

Police say the 27-year-old woman, who is known to the footballer, was slightly injured during the incident in November in the northern city of Liverpool.

The 18-year-old Sterling, who made his England debut in November, did not attend a hearing at Liverpool Court on Friday. But Sterling's lawyer, Mick Hogan, said that the player denies the allegation and will be pleading not guilty.

Liverpool winger Sterling charged with assaulting woman

Police say the 27-year-old woman, who is known to the footballer, was slightly injured during the incident in November in the northern city of Liverpool.

Despite the alleged offense taking place when Sterling was 17, the case is being moved to the adult courts and it was adjourned until Feb. 22.

Hogan says Liverpool are "very supportive."

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