Premier League - Sterling assault case dropped as witnesses fail to show

A common assault charge against Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has been dismissed after two witnesses failed to turn up to court.

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Raheem Sterling.has not completed a full 90 minutes for Liverpool since December

Sterling, 18, was due to stand trial over the alleged assault of a 27-year-old woman in November 2012.

However, the prosecution offered no evidence against the England international after two witnesses failed to attend.

District judge Richard Clancy then dismissed the case and awarded the player defence costs.

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