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Barton arrested in assault probe

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Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton was on Thursday night in police custody in connection with an allegation of assault.

The 25-year-old was one of three people arrested in Liverpool in the early hours of Thursday.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "Two males aged 25 and 19 and a woman aged 27 were arrested at 5.30am on Church Street in Liverpool City Centre following an allegation of assault. All three remain in custody for interview and processing and I expect a decision on charges or release will be made later tonight."

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