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assault charge Well-known football star accused of sexual assaulting woman on night out

The accused has played for a string of clubs across Ireland and Britain.

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A former football star has been charged with the sexual assault of a woman in Derry last weekend.

The well-known footballer is due to appear in court charged over the incident later this month.

It's understood the alleged incident involving a woman in her 20s occurred in a bar in Derry city last Saturday.

The accused has played for a string of clubs across Ireland and Britain.

He was arrested last weekend.

The PSNI said in a statement: "Police have charged a 38-year-old male with sexual assault in the Derry / Londonderry area.

He is due to appear before Londonderry Magistrates Court on 23rd February.
As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service."

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