Notts County striker Lee Hughes charged with sex assault

Notts County striker Lee Hughes
Image caption The alleged incident took place at a hotel in Croydon on 3 December

Notts County striker Lee Hughes has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a south London hotel.

The 35-year-old was arrested by Metropolitan Police officers called to the hotel in Purley Way, Croydon, on 3 December.

His team had been staying there prior to the FA Cup match against Sutton United the following day.

Mr Hughes, who has played for Notts County since 2009, was released on bail after his arrest in December.

The Crown Prosecution Service confirmed he had been charged with one count of sexual assault and would appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on 8 February.

In a statement, the League One club said: "Notts County can confirm that striker Lee Hughes has, on Monday, been charged in relation to an alleged incident in December of last year.

"The club will be making no further comment on this matter."

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