Bingy Posted January 8, 2012 Share Posted January 8, 2012 Once again its great to see these highly paid footballers living up to the status of role models. [size=5][size=1]Liverpool face fresh turmoil after midfielder Stewart Downing was arrested on suspicion of assault after allegedly hitting an ex-girlfriend in a nightclub row. [/size][/size] [size=5][size=1]The England international, 27, was arrested after a late night fracas at a club in the upmarket suburb of Yarm, near Middlesborough, at about 1am on Sunday morning. [/size][/size] [size=4][size=1]It is the latest incident to rock the Anfield club, coming hot on the heels of the arrest of a 20-year-old man for allegedly racially abusing Oldham defender Tom Adeyemi on Friday night.[/size][/size] Trouble: Stewart Downing (right) was arrested near Middlesbrough [size=5][size=1]The club also remain embroiled in a second race row with Luis Suarez serving an eight-match ban for abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.[/size][/size] [size=5][size=1]It is claimed that Downing assaulted his ex-partner, with whom he is thought to have a child, after rowing with her while drinking at the Cross Keys club on Yarm High Street.[/size][/size] [size=5][size=1]A local source told the Mail Online that there had been an incident between the two of them.[/size][/size] [size=5][size=1]'She went over to one of his friends and said something that she shouldn't have,' the source said. [/size][/size] In the beginning: Midfielder Downing began his career at Middlesbrough [size=5][size=1]'He butted in and they were arguing.' It's then that the source alleged that he hit her.[/size][/size] [size=5][size=1]The source continued: 'Police got there as they were thrown out. He caused a scene outside the club as well, when he realised they were going to take him in.'[/size][/size] [size=5][size=1]Downing, who comes from nearby Middlesborough, is thought to have been back in town visiting old friends. [/size][/size] [size=5][size=1]After coming up through the Middlesborough academy, he made almost 200 appearances for the club before joining Aston Villa.[/size][/size] Target: Downing scored his first goal for Liverpool against Oldham [size=5][size=1]He made an £18 million move to Liverpool last summer but has struggled to make his mark at Anfield but did score his first goal for the club in Friday's 5-1 FA Cup win over Oldham.[/size][/size] [size=5][size=1]Referring to last night's incident, a police spokesman said: 'Police were called to an incident at a pub on Yarm High Street. [/size][/size] [size=5][size=1]'A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and a 32-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of assault. [/size][/size] [size=5][size=1]'Both are in custody and inquiries are ongoing.'[/size][/size] Read more: [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2083829/Stewart-Downing-arrested-allegedly-punching-ex-girlfriend.html#ixzz1itHmD4Xi]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2083829/Stewart-Downing-arrested-allegedly-punching-ex-girlfriend.html#ixzz1itHmD4Xi Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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