Norwich City striker Chris Martin charged with assault

Norwich City's Chris Martin
Image caption Chris Martin, originally from Suffolk, recently became a father to a baby boy

Norwich City footballer Chris Martin has been charged with common assault.

The 21-year-old striker was arrested and charged with common assault in the early hours of Sunday morning, the club confirmed.

A statement on the club's website said: "It would be inappropriate to comment any further at this stage, and the matter is now in the hands of Chris' solicitors."

When asked, no-one at Norfolk Police admitted any knowledge of the charge.

Originally from Beccles in Suffolk, Mr Martin has scored 30 goals for the Canaries.

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