21 Mar 2009

Assualt charge dropped against Gerrard

5:55 am on 21 March 2009

Prosecutors have dropped accusations of assault against England and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard but the footballer will still face a charge of affray over a bar brawl.

The Liverpool captain was arrested in the early hours of December 29th after police were called to the Lounge Bar nightclub in Southport, north of Liverpool in northwest England.

The incident occurred following Gerrard's man-of-the-match performance in a 5-1 win over Newcastle United, in which he had scored twice.