Steven Gerrard arrested for assault

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Liverpool captain caught up in restaurant brawl


Obviously delighted with the two goals that helped embarrass Newcastle yesterday, Steven Gerrard MBE went to a restaurant on Bold Street, Southport, Merseyside. The night didn’t end well, however, as the Liverpool captain ended up in a brawl that led to his arrest:

Police were called at about 0230 GMT following a disturbance at a restaurant in Southport, Merseyside. Six men were detained later in a nearby street.

The men, four from Huyton, one from Formby and one from Litherland, remain in police custody.

A 34-year-old man from Southport was taken to hospital with facial injuries, not thought to be life-threatening.

The incident is alleged to have taken place at the Lounge Inn, on Bold Street, a restaurant and late night music venue.

It sounds like Stevie G may have been set upon by some local ruffians in some sort of Harry Enfield-esque “You fightin?” scenario, but quite why the assailants were brawling when they could have been robbing his mansion is anyone’s guess.

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