Footballer on assault charge

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A CLITHEROE Town footballer has appeared in court charged with wounding and assault following an incident in the Clitheroe Social Club.

Steven Mercer (24), of Chapel Street, Oswaldtwistle, was sent on bail to Preston Crown Court when he appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with wounding Brian Lee Wakeling with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm and assaulting Alexander Lee Holt causing him actual bodily harm

As a condition of bail the former soldier is banned from entering Clitheroe except for training or playing.