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Southampton's Lee Barnard cleared of attack

Lee Barnard
Image caption Barnard signed for Southampton Football Club from Southend United in January 2010

Southampton striker Lee Barnard has been found not guilty of attacking a man outside a bar.

Mr Barnard, 27, was cleared at Salisbury Crown Court of one charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.

It followed an incident outside Southampton's White House bar on 3 October 2010 which left a 27-year-old man unconscious with head injuries.

Mr Barnard signed for the Championship club from Southend United in January 2010.

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