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Sheffield United footballer admits drunken assaults

Callum McFadzean appeared at Sheffield Magistrates Court on 22 October
Image caption Callum McFadzean admitted two counts of assault at Sheffield Magistrates Court

A Sheffield United footballer has pleaded guilty to headbutting a woman and hitting a second in the face.

Callum McFadzean, 19, assaulted the women while out drinking with friends in Sheffield city centre, on 6 October.

Prosecutors said CCTV images showed him "extremely drunk" when he attacked both women, who were described in court as friends of the player.

McFadzean, of Beckton Avenue, Waterthorpe, was given a community order with 12 months' supervision.

Taxi driver row

Prosecutor Chantel Lowery-Green, said CCTV operators had witnessed the first attack on camera and directed police to Carver Street.

"At about 02:55, we see Mr McFadzean being carried to a taxi. He is extremely drunk and there is some remonstration between him and the driver," she said.

"In any event, as the taxi starts to drive away some friends gather round him. He can been seen to push out and hit one woman in the face.

"About five minutes later, [the CCTV operators] are tracking him and he seems to have another remonstration with some people and there is another female there.

"He can be seen to turn around and headbutt her."

She said the second woman suffered a cut to the top of her nose.

'Not considering custody'

Neither of the women brought a complaint against McFadzean.

Two charges of threatening behaviour were left to lie on file.

The midfielder has played seven senior games for the Blades this season.

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