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Liverpool boxer Derry Matthews' criminal damage charge

Derry Matthews
Image caption Mr Matthews is accused of damaging a wing mirror

A former world champion boxer has been accused of damaging his ex-girlfriend's car during an argument in Liverpool.

Derry Matthews, 26, has been charged with causing criminal damage and using threatening words or behaviour after an incident in Dovecot in July.

The lightweight boxer, who retired last year after a losing streak, has since made a successful comeback.

Police said Mr Matthews would make his first appearance before Knowsley magistrates on Friday.

He is alleged to have damaged the wing mirror of his former partner's car during a row at the roadside.

Another man, aged 24, was also arrested. He was given a police caution.

Mr Matthews, of Morella Road, Anfield, was arrested on 9 July and charged the next day.

In October 2006, he defeated Stephen Foster to win the WBU Featherweight title before losing it in 2008 to the Mongolian Choi Tseveenpurev in Bolton.

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