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Footballer Titus Bramble on third sexual assault charge

Titus Bramble outside Teesside Magistrates Court
Image caption The case was committed to crown court

Sunderland footballer Titus Bramble is facing a third sexual assault charge.

The 30-year-old, of Wynyard, Teesside, was accused of indecently touching two women in separate incidents in Yarm in September.

At Teesside Magistrates' Court, he was told an additional sexual assault charge relating to one of the existing complainants was to be added.

The defender denied the new charge. He had already denied the two original charges.

Mr Bramble was formally cleared of a charge of urinating in a public place after the prosecution said it was no longer being pursued.

The case was committed to crown court and a trial will take place on a date still to be set.

The player started his career at Ipswich Town and also played for Newcastle United and Wigan Athletic.

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