Liverpool's Raheem Sterling girlfriend assault case collapses

Raheem Sterling Raheem Sterling walked free from court after the case was withdrawn

Liverpool and England footballer Raheem Sterling has been cleared of assaulting his former girlfriend.

The 18-year-old was accused of attacking 19-year-old model Shana Ann Rose Halliday during an argument after a night out in Manchester.

Mr Sterling, from Woolton, who denied common assault, walked free from court after the case collapsed.

Liverpool Magistrates' Court heard Miss Halliday's evidence contradicted earlier statements.

The court heard the player and Miss Halliday had gone out for a meal on 8 August but on the drive back to Liverpool an argument started about a text message on Mr Sterling's phone.

The prosecution alleged Mr Sterling assaulted her twice in his car, but it then withdrew its case when Miss Halliday failed to support the prosecution's case by giving "disappointing" evidence.

Mr Sterling, a winger, has appeared for Liverpool 43 times and has one cap for England.

A Liverpool FC spokesman said the case had been "a private matter for Raheem and as such we will not be making any comment".

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Liverpool



Min. Night 18 °C


  • Lucy FranklinDouble trouble

    'Rising house prices left me high and dry - twice!'

  • NS Savannah, 1962Nuclear dream

    The ship that totally failed to change the world

  • Ed Miliband takes a selfie at a Cambridge hairdressersNo more photo ops?

    Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?

  • Espresso cup7 days quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

  • Glasgow 2014 quaichs and medalsQuaich guide

    What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.