- Tyne Tees
Former Newcastle United footballer Joey Barton was arrested and released on bail last night after being involved in a fight in Liverpool.
The 29-year-old was arrested on suspicion of affray after the incident outside Garlands nightclub in the city centre at 5:30am yesterday morning.
A 20-year-old man was also arrested and bailed yesterday afternoon.
Earlier, two 21-year-old men had been detained on suspicion of a public order offence. Both were released on police bail.
A Merseyside Police statement read:
"Merseyside Police can confirm that the 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of affray has been released on bail pending further inquiries."
Barton later tweeted that he was going on holiday to Portugal on Tuesday.
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