Gerrard arrested after nightclub incident

December 29th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS  

ChelseaLondon, Dec 29 (IANS) Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was arrested after a brawl at a night-spot. Gerrard went out with friends Sunday night following his side’s 5-1 victory over Newcastle at St James’ Park in which he scored twice. He called on everyone at Anfield to enjoy being top of the Premier League after Liverpool extended their lead over Chelsea thanks to the emphatic win.

Merseyside police said the 28-year-old and five other men were arrested on suspicion of assault. The England midfielder remained in custody after officers were called to an incident in Bold Street, Southport, at about 2.30 a.m.

“Merseyside police is investigating an assault that took place in the early hours of Monday December 29 on Bold Street in Southport. At around 2.30 this morning, officers attended a disturbance at a licensed premises on Bold Street. Six men were arrested on suspicion of section 20 assault on Lord Street,” a police spokesman said.

“The men, four aged 33, 31, 29 and 19, who all come from the Huyton area, a 28-year-old man from Formby and an 18-year-old man from Litherland remain in police custody. A 34-year-old man from Southport was taken to hospital with facial injuries which are not believed to be life threatening,” he said.

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