Joey Barton charged with assault after woman injured

Football manager and former Manchester City player to appear in court on Monday

 Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton has been charged after a woman was injured at a residential address in London. Photograph:   Pete Norton/Getty Images

Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton has been charged after a woman was injured at a residential address in London. Photograph: Pete Norton/Getty Images

 

Former footballer Joey Barton has been charged with assault by beating after a woman suffered a head injury at a residential address in London.

Barton, currently manager of League Two club Bristol Rovers, will appear at Wimbledon magistrates court on Monday. It follows an incident at a house in Kew, southwest London, on June 2nd.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan police confirmed the court appearance: “Joseph Barton, 38, of Widnes, is due to appear on bail on Monday, July 26th, at Wimbledon magistrates court charged with assault by beating.

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“The charge relates to an incident which took place at a residential property in Kew on Wednesday, June 2nd in which a woman received a head injury.”

The spokesperson said the London ambulance service did not attend the scene. Barton was arrested on the day of the incident, bailed pending further inquiries, then charged.

Barton, a long-term resident of Kew, made his name as a midfielder in the Premier League with Manchester City, before finishing his playing career with Burnley in 2017. He spent almost three years as manager of Fleetwood Town before moving to Bristol Rovers earlier this year.

– Guardian