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Former Aston Villa star Paul McGrath arrested

Former Aston Villa defender Paul McGrath has been arrested over alleged public order offences, police have confirmed.

The 53-year-old, who played internationally for the Republic of Ireland was arrested on Saturday afternoon by gardai near the Tullamore Court Hotel in Co Offaly, after complaints were made that a man was being loud and annoying others in the area.

Former Aston Villa defender Paul McGrath Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive

He was charged under Sections 4 and 6 of the Public Order Act and was bailed to appear at Tullamore District Court on July 17.

McGrath was taken to a local garda station where he was charged under Sections 4 and 6 of the Public Order Act.