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Joey Barton’s assault trial dismissed after he’s accused of ‘kicking wife and leaving golf ball sized lump on her head’

The Sun
11 Nov 2022 14:17    

A JUDGE has today thrown out Joey Barton's assault case after he was accused of attacking his wife two days before their anniversary.

The Bristol Rovers boss was accused of leaving Georgia Barton, 35, with a lump the size of a "golf ball" after hitting her at home in Kew, South West London.

But the assault by beating case has now been dropped by a judge.

It comes after Georgia wrote a letter to the CPS saying she got the details wrong after drinking all day and did not want to press charges against Barton, 40.

The prosecution did not take a statement after this and refused to call her as a witness - causing District Judge Andrew Sweet to rule that Barton would not receive a fair trial.

Wimbledon Magistrates' Court was told Georgia had phoned police on June 2 last year telling them: "My husband has just hit me in the house".

When questioned by an officer at the scene, she added: "I've been pushed down and kicked about and stuff".

But prosecutor Daniel Donoghue told the court Georgia became "evasive" the following day and has since retracted the allegation against her husband.

She was not going to be called to be a witness against her husband at his trial, which started today.

Bodycam footage played to Wimbledon Magistrates' Court earlier showed Barton sleeping heavily in his bedroom when police arrived at the couple's home.

The manager was eventually woken up when the duvet was lifted from him while he was still in his pants.

Joey Barton’s assault trial dismissed after he’s accused of ‘kicking wife and leaving golf ball sized lump on her head’


Joey Barton has arrived at court with wife Georgia


Barton's trial has twice been delayed


Barton denies assault by beating


The pair married in a lavish ceremony in 2019


They have two children together


Barton played for QPR, Man City and Newcastle during his career


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