King faces assault charges

Footballer Marlon King has appeared in court accused of attacking a woman in a central London nightclub.

Footballer Marlon King has appeared in court accused of attacking a woman in a central London nightclub.

The Middlesbrough striker allegedly sexually assaulted and punched the 20-year-old in Revue Bar in Brewer Street, on December 7 last year.

Appearing at Westminster magistrate's court King, 28, from Hertfordshire, spoke to confirm his name.

He has been charged with sexual assault by touching and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was granted bail until May 14 when he will appear at Southwark Crown Court.

The footballer is on loan at Middlesbrough from Wigan Athletic. He was on loan to Hull City at the time of the alleged incident and was arrested on December 10. - BBC

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