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Liverpool defender to appear in court today

Jon Flanagan

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan will appear in court today accused of common assault.

The 25-year-old was arrested and charged with the offence following an incident in the early hours of 22nd December in Liverpool’s city centre.

At the time of the alleged offence, Merseyside police issued the following statement: ‘Merseyside Police can confirm that Jonathan Patrick Flanagan, aged 24, from Cressington in Liverpool has been charged with Section 39 common assault following an incident on Duke Street in Liverpool city centre at around 3.20am on Friday, December 22.

‘He has been released on conditional police bail and will appear before Liverpool City Magistrates’ Court on January 2 2018.’

Liverpool said that they would ‘be making no further comment on the matter while the process is ongoing with the relevant authorities’.

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