Footballer Ricky Miller denies assaulting police officer

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image captionRicky Miller joined Peterborough United in the summer

A professional footballer has denied assaulting a police officer.

Peterborough United striker Ricky Miller, 28, also pleaded not guilty to using threatening behaviour and failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

Mr Miller, of Fellowes Road, Peterborough, appeared at the city's magistrates' court on Wednesday.

He was granted unconditional bail and will go on trial on 30 April at the court. The player was on the bench for Tuesday's game against Portsmouth.

Mr Miller was arrested on Sunday 5 November.

The striker had been absent for more than two weeks, with his League One club, citing "personal illness and related circumstances".

He joined Peterborough on a three-year contract from non-league Dover in the summer but has failed to score in nine appearances.

The Hatfield-born former Luton Town forward won the National League Player of the Year award at Dover last season after scoring 42 goals in 43 matches.

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