4:34 pm, Fri 20 Sep 2013
Sterling assault case collapses
Liverpool footballer Raheem Sterling was accused of attacking 19-year-old model Shana Ann Rose Halliday following a row about a text message, Liverpool Magistrates' Court heard.
The assualt case against Raheem Sterling has been dropped.
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But, the case against Sterling was dropped when his former girlfriend failed to support the prosecution's case by giving "disappointing" evidence.
The Crown Prosecution Service withdrew its case after magistrates refused to treat Miss Halliday as a hostile witness.
11:04 am, Mon 20 May 2013
Liverpool footballer Raheem Sterling had a charge of common assault dropped today after a witness failed to turn up to court.
Liverpool footballer Raheem Sterling.
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The England midfielder, 18, did not have to appear at Liverpool Magistrates' Court and the case was dismissed when prosecutor Rob Jones offered no evidence.
The Jamaican-born Premier League star had been accused of assaulting a woman in Toxteth, Liverpool, last November.