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Liverpool footballer faces assault trial

Liverpool footballer Raheem Sterling who is standing trial on charges of assaulting a woman Credit: Lynne Cameron/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.

She went on to contest the pageant's world final in Egypt and reportedly works as a sales assistant for the Hollister clothing chain.