Raheem Sterling assault case dismissed after no evidence offered

Raheem Sterling Sterling made his senior international debut for England last November

Liverpool footballer Raheem Sterling has had a common assault charge against him dropped after a witness failed to turn up to court.

The case against Mr Sterling, 18, from Woolton, was dismissed at Liverpool Magistrates' Court after prosecutor Rob Jones offered no evidence.

The England star had been accused of assaulting a woman in Toxteth, Liverpool, last November.

The winger had previously entered a not guilty plea via his solicitor.

The Jamaican-born player made his senior international debut for England last November against Sweden and has earned plaudits for his performances for Liverpool this season.

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