Liverpool's Raheem Sterling charged with assault

Raheem Sterling
Image caption Raheem Sterling made his full England debut in November 2012

Liverpool footballer Raheem Sterling has been charged with assaulting a woman, understood to be his girlfriend.

The player, who made his debut for England last year, was arrested at about 22:30 BST on Thursday in the Page Moss area of Huyton.

He is accused of attacking model Shana Ann Rose Halliday, 19.

The 18-year-old pleaded not guilty to the charge of common assault at Liverpool Magistrates' Court and was granted bail.

He faces a trial at the same court on 20 September.

The incident followed the announcement of the player's inclusion in the England under-21s squad for their friendly with Scotland next week.

Miss Halliday, from Liverpool, was crowned the winner of England's Top Model of the World beauty pageant earlier this year.

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