SportSaturday, February 02, 2013
LIVERPOOL, England, (CMC) — Jamaican-born footballer, Raheem Sterling, who plays for England, is expected to make a court appearance later this month after he was charged with assaulting a woman.The 18-year-old was summonsed to Liverpool Youth Court yesterday on a charge of common assault for an incident which is alleged to have happened when he was 17.Police have said that the 27-year-old woman suffered “slight” facial injuries during an alleged incident in Liverpool, on November 2.But Sterling, the Liverpool and England winger, who did not attend the hearing, has denied the allegation.“I do have instructions to the effect that Mr Sterling will be pleading not guilty to this charge,” said Mick Hogan, a lawyer who appeared in court on Sterling’s behalf.“He is aware of today’s hearing and the club is very supportive.”The move to an adult court was supported by the prosecution and the case was adjourned to Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on February 22.Late last year, Sterling was the target of a recruitment campaign by the Jamaica Football Federation seeking to keep alive the Reggae Boyz chances of qualifying for the 2014 world Cup in Brazil.Sterling made his senior international debut for England last November against Sweden.STERLING (right)… has denied the allegation
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