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November 21, 2012
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Police quiz Sterling


Jamaica-born Liverpool star Raheem Sterling has been questioned by police in relation to assault allegations filed by a 27-year-old woman.

Sterling was not arrested, but is reported to have met with detectives, by prior appointment on November 5, three days after the incident, which is said to have taken place in the inner city district of Liverpool 8. The woman is said to have sustained slight injuries during the attack, but no charges have been brought against the 17-year-old or anyone else for that matter, as the police continue to carry out investigations.

slight injuries

"Merseyside police can confirm that a 17-year-old male from the Woolton area was interviewed under caution following a report of an assault on Friday, November 2. A 27-year-old woman received slight injuries during the incident in the Liverpool 8 area. The investigation is ongoing and no formal action has been taken," a Metropolitan Police spokesperson told UK publication The Liverpool Echo (liverpoolecho.co.uk). The British publication also confirmed that the Liverpool Football Club has declined to comment on the matter.

Sterling, who was born in Maverley, St Andrew, was recently the centre of attention in a tug-of-war between the Jamaica Football Federation and the English Football Association, with the player eligible to represent both countries. However, while Sterling remains eligible to represent Jamaica, despite starting in a friendly for England against Sweden last week, the JFF has admittedly given up its pursuit of the talented wide player.

Sterling has been a revelation for manager Brendan Rodgers and the struggling Merseyside club so far this season, not only forcing his way into the starting line-up, but having a telling impact in several recent encounters for the historic club.

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