Jon Flanagan Charged with Assault
Former Clarets loanee and Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan has been charged with common assault by Merseyside police following an incident in Liverpool City Centre.
A police spokesman said, “Merseyside Police can confirm that Jonathan Patrick Flanagan, aged 24, from Cressington has been charged with Section 39 common assault following an incident on Duke Street in Liverpool City centre around 3.20am on 22nd December 17.
He has been released on conditional police bail and will appear before Liverpool City Magistrates’ Court on January 2 2018.” Flanagan came through Liverpool’s academy system and made his senior Reds debut in 2011, though he has played just once this season in the Carabao Cup.
Flanagan, who spent last year on loan with Burnley Football Club has also won one England cap in a friendly for the 2014 World Cup. Liverpool Football Club said, “The club has been made aware of an alleged incident involving a member of the first team playing squad and we will be making no further comment on the matter while the process is ongoing with the relevant authorities.”