Footballer bailed in assault case
England under-21 footballer Andy Carroll was bailed to live with his club captain yesterday after appearing in court charged with assaulting an ex-girlfriend.
The Newcastle striker was charged with assaulting Laurie Henderson at her home in Ponteland, Northumberland, sometime after 4.30am on Sunday.
Following a hearing at Tynedale Magistrates' Court in Northumberland, he was granted conditional bail to live with captain Kevin Nolan, also in Ponteland.
Carroll, who gave his address as the Jesmond Dene Hotel, Newcastle, will deny the offence and claims self-defence, the court heard. The case was adjourned until January 10.