Newcastle United’s midfielder Joey Barton will appear in court today in Liverpool, charged with criminal damage.
Joey Barton – in Liverpool court today on damage charges
The 25-year-old midfielder will be on trial before Liverpool magistrates today, after being accused of vandalizing a taxi, following a night out in the Liverpool city center, in March last year.
This was the first of Joey’s 3 alleged run-ins with the law over the last twelve months.
He was jailed recently for assault, after beating up a stranger at 5:30 am outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Liverpool on 27th December, after a night out that included heavy drinking.
Barton, who is from Foxbank Close, Widnes, denies this charge, and the trial is expected to last just half a day.
We should have the results of the trial in a few hours.
The player also faces trial in the alleged assault of his former Man City team mate Ousmane Dabo on May 1st last year, and that trial is expected to start in about 4 weeks.
Barton is currently serving a 6 months sentence in jail for the McDonald’s assault incident, for which he was found guilty.
All this is hardly good news for our club. 🙁