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Footballer Ashley Young sought as witness to bar attack

Ashley Young
Image caption Police said there was no suggestion Young, Heskey or Ireland were involved in the attack

Premier League footballer Ashley Young is to be questioned as a witness over an assault at a Manchester bar, it has been confirmed.

The Aston Villa player was at Panacea, in John Dalton Street, in the early hours of Sunday with team-mates Emile Heskey and Stephen Ireland.

Bar manager Joe Akka, 35, was hit in the face with a glass. A 36-year-old man has been arrested and bailed.

Police said there was no suggestion the players were involved in the attack.

Ireland and Heskey are not thought to have witnessed the assault.

Aston Villa played Manchester United at Villa Park on Saturday, with the teams drawing 2-2.

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