As if another Newcastle defeat wasnâ€™t enough bad news for Newcastle United, Joey Barton, the Newcastle and England midfielder, is due to appear in custody before magistrates in Liverpool again this morning.
Joey Barton – refused bail again yesterday and in court today
The player was refused bail on 28th December after being charged with common assault and affray, following an incident in the city’s Church Street area, outside a McDonaldâ€™s restaurant at 5:30 am last Thursday morning, and it turns our he was again refused bail yesterday.
Joey was arrested with his 19-year-old brother Andrew and Nadine Wilson, 27 years of age, from Huyton, Merseyside last Thursday morning. The player has now missed defeats away at Chelsea and Wednesday night’s 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Following the hearing last week, the Newcastle club indicated they would not be making any further comment.
Footballer Joey Barton yesterday failed in another bid to be freed from jail as Lawyers acting for the Newcastle player, had another bail application refused after applying to a judge in chambers. The Liverpool-born midfielder is due to appear before magistrates today via a video link from Liverpool’s Walton Jail, on charges of affray and common assault. Yesterday, his solicitor Daniel Weed, made an appeal to Liverpool crown court for his client to be released, but after a short 10-minute closed hearing, Mr Weed said the application was refused. Weed said theÂ judge wanted more information.
Barton, of Widnes, Cheshire, was jointly charged with his brother, Andrew, also of Widnes, last Thursday, of assault causing actual bodily harm and affray. Ms Wilson is charged with common assault and affray. Both were granted bail at the hearing before Liverpool magistrates on 28th December, although Joey wasnâ€™t, because he was already on bail for his confrontation with Dabo in early April of last year, which is due to go to trial in June of this year.
Joey of course isn’t doing himself or his club, Newcastle United, any favors in these very difficult times.
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