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Footballer Derek Riordan denies Edinburgh pub assault

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Image caption Footballer, Derek Riordan pled not guilty to assaulting a man in the Black Bull pub in The Grassmarket on 6 December 2014

Footballer Derek Riordan has appeared in court charged with assault and breach of the peace in Edinburgh.

The ex-Scotland player pleaded not guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to assaulting a man in the Black Bull pub in The Grassmarket on 6 December 2014.

His defence solicitor, Kathleen More, said he also denied gesticulating in a threatening manner and struggling with Stewart Sugden, a member of staff.

Trial was set for May.

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