Football manager Joey Barton charged with assaulting a woman in a West London home

Joey Barton is due to appear in court after being charged with assault by beating after a woman suffered a head injury in a West London home.

The former Premier League footballer, who played for QPR and Manchester City, is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday (July 26).

The Metropolitan Police said the charge against Barton, 38, of Cheshire, relates to an incident that took place at a home in Kew on June 2.

He was arrested on June 2, bailed and has now been charged.

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Barton made 93 appearances for Queens Park Rangers between 2011 and 2015, scoring seven goals.

Barton made a single appearance for the England national team in 2007.

His managerial rise came in 2018 when he became coach of League One side Fleetwood Town and he is now the manager of Bristol Rovers.

He appeared as a panellist on the BBC’s political debate show Question Time in 2014, and also spoke about his life and career in an address to the Cambridge Union in 2018.

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