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Durham and England cricketer Liam Plunkett on drink-drive charge

Liam Plunkett
Image caption Liam Plunkett is due at Peterlee Magistrates' Court on 15 August

England and Durham cricketer Liam Plunkett has been charged with a drink-driving offence.

The 27-year-old fast bowler, from Middlesbrough, will appear before magistrates later this month after he was arrested on Saturday night.

Mr Plunkett has played in nine Tests and 29 one-day internationals and is currently recovering from an Achilles tendon injury.

Durham Police said he is due before magistrates in Peterlee on 15 August.

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