Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton has been charged with assault after a woman claimed she was beaten suffered a head injury. He is due to appear at the Wimbledon magistrates court on Monday. The incident took place on June 2 at a residential property in London.

“Joseph Barton, 38 (2.9.82), of Widnes, is due to appear on bail on Monday, July 26 at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court charged with assault by beating.” a Metropolitan Police statement read citing Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton. “The charge relates to an incident which took place at a residential property in Kew on Wednesday, June 2 in which a woman received a head injury. London Ambulance Service did not attend. A 38-year-old man was arrested on June 2, bailed pending further inquiries, and subsequently charged.”

Barton played in England for most of his career making 269 appearances for Manchester City, QPR, Newcastle United and Burnley. He is a former England international but has just been capped once for the country. Barton was the manager of League One side Fleetwood Town in 2018 before leaving the club. He signed for League Two club Bristol Rovers in 2021.

“The football club is aware of the court hearing involving Manager Joey Barton, scheduled to take place on Monday, 26th July.” a statement from Bristol Rovers read. “As there are legal proceedings pending, the club is unable to make further comment at this current time.”

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