Barton bailed - then off on holiday

Joey Barton.
Joey Barton. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton is on his way to Portugal for a holiday after being released from police custody last night.

He was arrested on suspicion of affray following a fracas in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Two men aged 21 were arrested on suspicion of a public order offence at around 5.30am at the scene of the incident.

Barton and a 20-year-old man were also arrested yesterday afternoon.

All four men were released on bail yesterday.

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Looking forward to Portugal now tomo. Bit of rest and lots of golf...

Barton, who's a keen user of the social networking site Twitter, indicated last night that he was going on holiday.

He tweeted: "Looking forward to Portugal now tomo. Bit of rest and lots of golf..."