‘Dazzling’ former footballer charged with sexual assault after alleged incident in Derry

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A ‘well-known’ now-retired footballer has been charged with sexual assault in Derry, reports The Sun.

The former player, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is understood to be 38-years-old and played for multiple clubs across both Ireland and the United Kingdom. He has been described as ‘dazzling’ in the report.

The Sun report that he was at a bar on Saturday night when the alleged incident occurred. The CCTV from the premises was taken by the police for investigation.

The alleged victim is a woman in her 20s, who is not understood to have been known to the former player prior to their alleged encounter in the Derry bar.

The PSNI released the following statement, as quoted in the report: “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.”

Further updates on the investigation and subsequent court case are expected in due course.