Raheem Sterling's common assault charge dropped

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. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

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.