Sterling charged with assault

Liverpool and England winger Raheem Sterling has been charged with assaulting a 27-year-old woman. The 18-year-old did not attend the hearing but his solicitor appeared on his behalf. He denies the allegation.

Raheem Sterling denies allegations

Police said a 27-year-old woman, who is known to Raheem Sterling, suffered "slight" facial injuries during an alleged incident in Toxteth, Liverpool, on November 2.

During today's short hearing Mr Hogan told the court that Sterling denies the allegation.

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Teenage football star charged with assaulting a woman

Raheem Sterling has been charged with assaulting a woman. Credit: PA Wire

Teenage Premier League star Raheem Sterling has been charged with assaulting a woman.

The 18-year-old Liverpool and England winger was summoned to Liverpool Youth Court on a charge of common assault.

The Jamaica-born footballer, who lives in Woolton, Liverpool, did not attend the hearing and solicitor Mick Hogan appeared on his behalf.