Joey Barton to face trial after being claims he beat wife at house party

Joey Barton will face a trial next month following a claim he beat up his wife at a house party.

The Bristol Rovers manager, 38, is accused of assaulting wife Georgia McNeil by beating at a house in Kew, south-west London on June 2 t, but he denies the charges.

Today (Wednesday, November 17) a trial date was set for December 16 at Wimbeldon Magistrates Court., as the MailOnline reports.

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The former footballer has denied he was violent towards his wife.

A Metropolitan Police statement read: “The charge relates to an incident which took place at a residential property in Kew on Wednesday, June 2 in which a woman received a head injury. London Ambulance Service did not attend.

“A 38-year-old man was arrested on June 2, bailed pending further enquiries, and subsequently charged.”

Rovers released a short statement after Barton was charged.

It read: “The football club is aware of the court hearing involving Manager Joey Barton, scheduled to take place on Monday, 26th July.

“As there are legal proceedings pending, the club is unable to make further comment at this current time.”

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