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Former Chester City club owner appears in court

Stephen Vaughan
Image caption Mr Vaughan was released on bail

Former Chester City Football Club owner Stephen Vaughan has appeared in court charged with causing grievous bodily harm.

Mr Vaughan was charged after a police officer was treated for a fractured cheekbone after an alleged incident at the Jug and Bottle in Heswall, Wirral.

His son, also called Stephen Vaughan, 25, appeared before Wirral Magistrates with him on the same charge.

Both men were bailed to appear before Liverpool Crown Court on 23 September.

A third man charged over the disturbance on 4 April, Paul Garner, 29, from Millfield, Neston, did not appear and his case was adjourned until 2 June.

Stephen Vaughan, 48, of Thurstaston Road, Heswall, took over as chairman and majority shareholder of Chester City FC in 2001, but the club was wound up last month over an outstanding tax bill.

Stephen Vaughan junior, also of Thurstaston Road, is a former captain of the club who now plays for Liverpool club Marine FC.

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