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Steven Gerrard arrested after nightclub incident

Snake2010-05-02 14:29:08 +0000 #1
Steven Gerrard arrested after nightclub incident

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was arrested today after a brawl at a night-spot.

The England midfielder remains in custody after officers were called to an incident in Bold Street, Southport, at about 2.30am.

Merseyside Police said the 28-year-old and five other men were arrested on suspicion of assault.

A police spokesman said: "Merseyside Police is investigating an assault that took place in the early hours of Monday December 29 on Bold Street in Southport.

"At around 2.30am this morning officers attended a disturbance at a licensed premises on Bold Street.

"Six men were arrested on suspicion of section 20 assault on Lord Street.

"The men, four aged 33, 31, 29 and 19, who all come from the Huyton area, a 28-year-old man from Formby and an 18-year-old man from Litherland remain in police custody.

"A 34-year-old man from Southport was taken to hospital with facial injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

"Anyone who saw anything or who has any information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3165 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Gerrard was arrested after a disturbance at the Lounge Inn, a modern restaurant close to the junction of Bold Street and Stanley Street.

The eatery converts into a late night club venue with live music and DJs. No-one was available to comment today.

The well-to-do seaside town is a popular venue for wealthy footballers looking for a night out.

A Liverpool FC spokesman said the club would not be commenting on the alleged incident.

Gerrard went out with friends following his side's 5-1 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park in which he scored twice.

He called on everyone at Anfield to enjoy being top of the Premier League after Liverpool extended their lead over Chelsea thanks to the emphatic win.

Speaking after the game, Gerrard said: "I think we've got to enjoy it. We will play our best football if we are relaxed and composed.

"I think it's important for us to remain humble, keep our feet on the ground and keep working hard."

Snake2010-05-02 14:42:31 +0000 #2
we don't know how this happened, so i'm going to save my comments for later
Vipaman2010-05-02 14:54:50 +0000 #3
Keep us up to date with the outcome, etc.

Controversy always make for big headlines, lol.
Vipaman2010-05-02 15:22:03 +0000 #4
Well here's the latest:

Liverpool Offer Public Backing To Steven Gerrard

The Liverpool skipper is facing a difficult few weeks, but his club will stand beside him...

Liverpool FC will support captain Steven Gerrard after the England player was charged with assault and affray in a Southport nightspot (pictured).

To the Associated Press, the club issued this statement: "Steven has been an outstanding servant to Liverpool for the last 10 years and the club will give him all the support he needs at this time.''

Gerrard spent over 12 hours in police custody in the wake of the incident, in which a 34-year-old man was hospitalised following a disturbance.

Reports in the British press suggest that the injured man was the club's DJ, and there are rumours that he was set upon after refusing to allow Gerrard and his company free-reign over the club's music.

Marcus McGee required four stitches in the head and lost a tooth after an alleged 'glassing' in the Lounge Inn, which is a restaurant-cum-nightclub in the genteel and well-to-do seaside town.

Two of Gerrard's party have also been charged in the wake of the drama; 29-year-old John Doran and Ian Smith, 19, were charged with the same offence as Gerrard - assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray - while the other three members of the group detained as a result of the incident were bailed pending futher police investigations.

Gerrard and his accomplices face a January 23 court date at the North Sefton Magistrates court, according to Merseyside Police, and the assault charges could land the Liverpool captain a hefty jail term.

The charge comes under section 47 of the Offences Against The Persons Act and has a sentence of up to five years in prison attached to it.

Meanwhile, eyewitness details have emerged.

According to the Sun newspaper, this was the scene described: "One of them smashed a beer bottle over his head (McGee's). The whole thing lasted less than 10 seconds. It turned into a free-for-all. The doormen all ran in and the club seemed to empty in seconds."

In the Daily Mirror, an associate of the assaulted person is quoted to have said: "He (McGee) is quite badly hurt. He has lost a tooth and there is a big laceration on his forehead where someone hit him with a glass. Someone glassed him."


*My Comments*

If it comes out that one of the two that were with Gerrard were responsible for glassing the victim over the head, Gerrard will likely walk away with a slap on the wrist, but if he glassed the dude, then I don't think it will be pretty for him.
Musicá2010-05-02 15:48:07 +0000 #5
When i was a bit younger Stevie use to be my role-model when playing.

He had it all, great leadership, team-play, tackling, shot, accuracy.

But now i'm starting to believe if he really is the nice guy he seemed to be.
Vipaman2010-05-02 16:02:53 +0000 #6
This isn't the first time he's been involved in bar room brawls and assaults, but we're still awaiting news on the outcome of this latest one.



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