Queens Park Rangers midfielder
Joey Barton was arrested on Monday after an incident outside a
A spokesman for Merseyside Police said four men had been
questioned, two of them over a public order offence.
"Following an altercation in Eberle Street, Liverpool city
centre, in the early hours of this morning, four men have been
arrested on suspicion of affray," a police statement said.
"Two 21-year-old men were arrested at the scene in the early
hours of this morning and another two men, a 20-year-old from
the Liverpool area and a 29-year-old from the Widnes area, were
arrested this afternoon."
The police added that all four men were later released on
bail pending further enquiries.
The Liverpool-born Barton, 29, will serve a 12-match ban at
the start of next season after being found guilty of violent
conduct following his sending-off in QPR's final Premier League
game of last term against his former club Manchester City.
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