Footballer in court charged with assaulting girlfriend

Raheem Sterling pictured playing for England under 21s in August. Credit: PA

Liverpool and England footballer Raheem Sterling will stand trial later today on charges of assaulting a woman, reported to be his girlfriend.

He is said to have attacked 19-year-old model Shana Ann Rose Halliday.

The 18-year-old winger entered a not guilty plea at Liverpool Magistrates' Court last month.

Sterling, from Woolton, was granted conditional bail and will stand trial for common assault at the same court this afternoon.

He was arrested on August 8 at 10.30pm following an incident in Page Moss, Huyton, Liverpool.

Miss Halliday, from Liverpool, was crowned the winner of England's Top Model of the World beauty pageant earlier this year.