Liverpool FC's Jon Flanagan to be sentenced for assaulting girlfriend

Liverpool FC player Jon Flanagan is due to be sentenced after admitting assaulting his girlfriend.

The 25-year-old will appear at Liverpool Magistrates' Court on Wednesday afternoon to be sentenced for the common assault by beating of Rachael Wall.

He admitted the charge at a hearing earlier this month, when the court heard he had kicked his partner in a prolonged assault on Duke Street in Liverpool city centre at around 3.20am on Friday December 22.

The court heard the victim had not provided a statement.

District Judge Wendy Lloyd adjourned the sentencing for a pre-sentence report to be prepared by the Probation Service.

She gave Flanagan unconditional bail and told him he would face a community penalty.

Liverpool-born Flanagan has made more than 50 first-team appearances for Liverpool since making his debut aged 18.

Jon Flanagan court case
Jon Flanagan admitted assaulting his partner.

He spent the 2016-17 season on loan at Burnley after 20 months out due to injury and has featured only once in the first team this season as the Anfield club were knocked out of the League Cup by Leicester City.

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