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Sterling charged with assault

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling was named in the England U21 squad on Thursday.
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Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling has been accused of assaulting a woman, reported to be his girlfriend.

He is said to have attacked 19-year-old model Shana Ann Rose Halliday.

The 18-year-old winger entered a not guilty plea at Liverpool Magistrates' Courttoday, a court official said.

He spent Thursday night in a police cell after being arrested at 10.30pm following an incident in Page Moss, Huyton, Liverpool.

Sterling, from Woolton, was granted conditional bail and will stand trial for common assault at the same court on September 20.

Miss Halliday, from Liverpool, was crowned the winner of England's Top Model of the World beauty pageant earlier this year.

She went on to contest the pageant's world final in Egypt and reportedly works as a sales assistant for the Hollister clothing chain.

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