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Footballer in court accused of affray

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Former Premier League footballer Marcus Bent in court

  • 30 September 2015
  • From the section Surrey

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Marcus Bent played for Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic, Everton and Leicester City

Former Premier League footballer Marcus Bent has appeared in court charged with affray and possession of a class A drug.

Mr Bent of Claremont Lane, Esher appeared at North Surrey Magistrates Court in Staines earlier.

He is next to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 16 October and was bailed.

The 37-year-old, who played for clubs including Wigan Athletic, Charlton Athletic, Everton and Leicester City, was arrested in Esher on 13 September.

Mr Bent also played as a striker for Sheffield United, Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town and Birmingham City during his career. He is believed to have retired from football in 2012.

Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Footballer in court accused of affray

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