Newcastle United 25 year old midfield player Joey Barton appeared in court on Wednesday charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray.
Joey Barton – in Liverpool court today
As we all know Barton was arrested in the early hours of December 27, after a Boxing Day evening out with his friends and family. 🙁
Barton appeared at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court with his 19 year-old brother Andrew Barton, and Nadine Wilson, 27.
Andrew Barton, is also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and Wilson, faces charges of common assault and affray.
Both were arrested with Barton following a visit to a McDonald’s restaurant in the Liverpool city center at 5:00 am on Thursday morning, 27th December.
All three have again been bailed and will reappear at Liverpool Crown Court on April 23 and at that time there will be a plea and a case management hearing.
The wheels of justice certainly continue to turn so slowly. We just want to get his court cases out of the way and then see what his sentence will be in June.
This is hardly good publicity for Newcastle United.