Ex-Newcastle midfielder Nicky Butt bailed over alleged assault of a woman

Former Newcastle midfielder Nicky Butt has been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman.

By Reporter
Wednesday, 17 April, 2019, 13:53
PA file picture of Nicky Butt

The 44-year-old, who is now Manchester United's head of academy, was held by police following reports on Tuesday that a woman had been assaulted at an address in Hale, Greater Manchester.

Butt, who also previously played for Manchester United and England, was later released pending further inquiries.

"The woman received a small cut to her hand and does not require hospital treatment.

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"A 44-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

"Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1086 of 16/04/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."

Butt won six Premier League titles in his playing career at Old Trafford and also played in the club's dramatic 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.

United were knocked out of this year's Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night as Barcelona completed a 4-0 aggregate victory.