BREAKING Joey Barton charged with ABH after incident against Barnsley

Fleetwood manager Joey Barton has been charged with actual bodily harm after incident at Barnsley in April.

Barnsley’s German boss Daniel Stendel was left with facial injuries and needing emergency dental treatment after an incident at Oakwell last season.

Barton had denied allegations that he assaulted Stendel but he has now been charged for the incident during the League One clash, which Barnsley won 4-2.

The former England and Manchester City midfielder has been charged with assault and bailed to appear in court on Wednesday October 9.

Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton

The Fleetwood and Barnsley benches clashed


It was confirmed in April that a man had been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated offences, though Barton maintained his innocence.

“With regards to the alleged incident on Saturday following our game against Barnsley, I emphatically deny all the allegations made,” Barton tweeted.

“Given this matter has not been formally closed, it would be inappropriate for me to make any further comment.”

At the time of his arrest, a South Yorkshire Police statement read: “A man arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offence and racially aggravated assault, in connection to an incident at Barnsley Football Club on Saturday 13 April, has been bailed until next month.”

Joey Barton is stopped by police

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“Officers investigating the incident would be keen to speak to anyone who may have caught the incident on camera or who may have mobile phone footage immediately before or after the incident occurred.”

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Barnsley lodged formal complaints with both the English Football League and the Football Association over the alleged incident after the match. 

Sky footage showed police trying to stop Barton, who took over at the League One club at the start of last season, from leaving Oakwell after the incident

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