NI football international David Healy accused of assault

David Healy David Healy scored 34 international goals for Northern Ireland.

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Northern Ireland international footballer David Healy has been accused of assault.

The 33-year-old striker, who scored 34 international goals, did not attend Laganside Magistrates' Court in Belfast for his first appearance on Wednesday.

The footballer, who now plays for Bury, is accused of assaulting James Geroid Crossan on 26 May 2012.

Mr Healy's defence barrister Richard McConkey requested a two-week adjournment for the case.

In 2008, Mr Healy was awarded an MBE for services to football and the community - the same year he scored 13 goals in the qualifying competition for the 2008 European Championship - the highest total in the competition's history.

Mr Healy from Killyleagh, County Down, came through Manchester United's youth system, has also played for Leeds United, Fulham, Sunderland and Rangers.

District Judge Ken Nixon said the case would be listed again in two weeks time.

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