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Michael Norgrove death: Boxer becomes first to die from injuries sustained in a British ring in 18 years

Norgrove tragedy a sad reminder after fighter becomes first to die from injuries sustained in a British ring in 18 years

By
Jeff Powell

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00:02 GMT, 8 April 2013

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09:10 GMT, 8 April 2013

The tragic death of Michael Norgrove comes as a reminder not only of the dangers of boxing but of the strides taken towards making the hard old game as safe as humanly possible.

Norgrove has become the first boxer for 18 years to die from injuries sustained in a fight in a British ring.

That remarkable statistic will do nothing to ease the grief of Norgrove’s family and friends but it will defend the sport he loved against the inevitable howls of the abolitionists.

Tragedy: Michael Norgrove (left) collapsed after his fight with Tom Bowen was stopped

Tragedy: Michael Norgrove (left) collapsed after his fight with Tom Bowen was stopped

Tragedy: Michael Norgrove (left) collapsed after his fight with Tom Bowen was stopped

While the British Boxing Board of Control’s strict medical procedures ensure that fighters here are among the best protected in the world, many other sports have higher fatality rates.

While mountaineering is the most hazardous sporting activity,a runner has died in successive London marathons and numerous boys are killed every year when struck by baseballs in the US junior leagues.

Norgrove is only the third British-based boxer to die as a direct result of a fight since 1986.

At 31, the Zambian-born Norgrove became a late starter in the ring after his family moved to north London. The fight after which he lost his life was only his sixth as a professional. He passed away on Saturday night, nine days after suffering bleeding in the brain during a light-welterweight bout in the historic Ring at Blackfriars.

Green and gold: Norgrove boxed for Repton Boxing Club in Bethnal Green, east London

Green and gold: Norgrove boxed for Repton Boxing Club in Bethnal Green, east London

He was winning that contest against Drew Docherty and did not appear to have taken any significantly hard punches. But as soon as Norgrove started behaving abnormally the referee stopped the fight and called the doctors.

'Paramedics went to work immediately and an ambulance on stand-by sped Norgrove to hospital, where trauma treatment by a neuro-surgeon is reported to have commenced well inside The Golden Hour, the first 60 minutes during which brain damage can be restricted to a minimum.

If such urgent practices had been in force years earlier, it is reasonable to speculate that Michael Watson would not be in need of a wheel-chair today and Gerald McClelland would not be in a permanent vegetative state back in the US following his dramatic battle with Nigel Benn.

Unusually, and sadly, Norgrove’s condition was too severe for him to be saved. But Board general secretary Robert Smith is right to point out that their exhaustive medical examinations and the safety precautions they demand at all promotions now reduce risk to the minimum.

James Murray, after a British bantamweight title fight in Glasgow in 1995, and Steve Watt, after a defence of his Scottish welterweight title in 1986, were British boxing’s two preceding fatalities.

John McCririck taken to hospital after collapsing at Cheltenham Festival

Racing pundit McCririck taken to hospital after collapsing at Cheltenham Festival

By
Louise Eccles

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18:49 GMT, 12 March 2013

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UPDATED:

20:40 GMT, 12 March 2013

Television pundit John McCririck has been taken to hospital after collapsing at Cheltenham Festival.

The 72-year-old will spend the night at Cheltenham General Hospital where he will undergo tests but his condition is not said to be serious.

McCririck isn't presenting Channel 4's coverage of the four-day festival for the first time in 30 years after it was revealed in January that he wouldn't be part of the corporation's broadcasting team.

His wife blamed his collapse on the stress of being sacked by Channel 4. McCririck is currently suing the channel for 3m for ageism and loss of earnings.

Taken to hospital: John McCririck collapsed on day one of the Cheltenham Festival

Taken to hospital: John McCririck collapsed on day one of the Cheltenham Festival

Taken to hospital: John McCririck collapsed on day one of the Cheltenham Festival

The 72-year-old – who was dropped by
Channel 4 in favour of a new racing team headed by Clare Balding –
called his wife before the last race today to say he felt unwell.

As he walked to meet her, he
apparently took a turn for the worse and had to be treated at the edge
of the parade ring by paramedics. He was then taken to hospital in an
ambulance.

Prior to his collapse, McCririck was
seen sitting in the media centre alone, looking glum. He rose
periodically to smoke a cigar on the balcony outside.

The commentator claims he was axed by
Channel 4 for being too old. In a statement issued in January, he said:
‘After 29 years with Channel 4 Racing, on a rolling annual contract, I
have been sacked without any consultation or cogent explanation. I am
72. For loss of future earnings, unfair career damaging, public
humiliation, stress and mental anguish, I will be seeking 500,000.

John McCririck

John McCririck's wife

Ill: McCririck complained to his wife about feeling unwell before taking a turn for the worse

‘Ageism is illegal. For tens of
thousands of employees it has become the feared scourge of our society.
This litigation should prove to be a watershed.

‘There’s no upper limit to the amount of damages employment tribunals can award under the Equality Act 2010.

‘I am seeking a further exemplary,
punitive 2.5m, part of which will be donated to charitable
organisations helping to prevent negative prejudice in the workplace.’

Channel 4 denied the allegations and said they would ‘vigorously’ defend the claim.

Oscar Pistorius girlfriend dead

Pistorius being questioned by police after girlfriend found shot dead at his home in South Africa

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Star attraction: Pistorius competed at both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Star attraction: Pistorius competed at both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
When Sportsmail met the Blade Runner:

This is from an interview in August 2011 with Pistorius at his home, a year before Olympics. Written by Sportsmail’s Jon McEvoy:

'This being South Africa, one baseball bat and one cricket bat lie behind Pistorius's bedroom door. A revolver is at his bedside. A machine gun by his window.'

Police spokesperson Katlego Mogale told eNCA that she could not confirm the man's identity until he appears in court.

She added that a 9mm pistol was recovered from the scene and a case of murder is being investigated. The woman was apparently shot four times.

Police are still busy with preliminary investigations on the scene, and statements are being taken from neighbours.

Access all areas: Sportsmail were allowed into Pretorius' Pretoria home last year

Access all areas: Sportsmail were allowed into Pretorius' Pretoria home last year

Access all areas: Sportsmail were allowed into Pretorius' Pretoria home last year

Access all areas: Sportsmail were allowed into Pretorius' Pretoria home last year
Pistorius' medal haul:

Paralympics

2004 Athens – Bronze 100 m (T44) Gold 200 m (T44)
2008 Beijing – Gold 100 m (T44) Gold 200 m (T44) Gold 400 m (T44)
2012 London – Silver 200 m (T44) Gold 400 m (T44) Gold 4 100 m relay (T42–T46)

World Championships

Daegu 2011 – Silver 4 400 m relay

Paramedics were called to the house after the shooting and declared the woman dead at the scene.

Police captain Sarah Mcira told local media that a woman – who died at the scene – was shot in the head and arm.

The police spokeswoman declined to confirm the identity of the man in custody.

'I can confirm that a woman has been fatally wounded in a shooting at Oscar Pistorius' house,' the spokeswoman said.

'A 26-year-old man has been taken into custody.'

Flying the flag: Pistorius leads out his fellow South Africans at the Paralympics

Flying the flag: Pistorius leads out his fellow South Africans at the Paralympics

Flying the flag: Pistorius leads out his fellow South Africans at the Paralympics

Mogale said: 'The incident happened at 3am. We received a call and attended the scene. The call did not come from the man in custody but from another person.

'Currently there is an inquiry into what happened.'

Tragedy: The woman found dead is believed to be Reeva Steenkamp (left)

Tragedy: The woman found dead is believed to be Reeva Steenkamp (left)

Mogale says when police arrived they
found paramedics trying to revive a 30-year-old woman who had been shot
an unspecified number of times. Mogale says the woman died at the house.

Officers found a 9-mm pistol at the scene and took the 26-year-old Pistorius into custody.

Behind the scenes: Pistorius plays with his dogs and his guitar at his home last year

Behind the scenes: Pistorius plays with his dogs and his guitar at his home last year

Behind the scenes: Pistorius plays with his dogs and his guitar at his home last year

Body art: Pistorius shows off one of his tattoos - a bible passage

Body art: Pistorius shows off one of his tattoos – a bible passage

The incident occurred at Pistorius' home in the Silver Lakes area of Pretoria.

Pistorius, who races wearing carbon
fibre prosthetic blades after he was born without a fibula in both legs,
was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics and reached the 400
semi-finals in London 2012.

South Africa has some of the world's
highest rates of violent crime and some home-owners carry weapons to
defend themselves against intruders.

No fear: Pistorius poses for Sportsmail's Andy Hooper last year

No fear: Pistorius poses for Sportsmail's Andy Hooper last year

William Gallas in police probe: Wife taken to hospital after she "falls into bushes"

Gallas in police probe after row with wife who 'fell into bushes' and was taken to hospitalNadege Gallas, 31, was taken to local hospital by ambulance after incident outside their homePolice confirm inquiries continue but no arrests have been made

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18:05 GMT, 7 December 2012

Police are investigating allegations that Tottenham defender William Gallas was involved in a public spat with his wife, who ended up in a hedge.

A witness has told the Metropolitan Police that the couple were having a bust-up outside their Hampstead home.

Nadege Gallas, 31, then fell in a bush and was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital.

Row: William Gallas and wife Nadege had a row outside their home before she fell in a bush, witnesses said

Row: William Gallas and wife Nadege (pictured) had a row outside their home before she fell in a bush, witnesses said

The French international, who earns a reported 3.2million a year, followed behind in his Jeep.

Witnesses told The Sun that she had arrived at the mansion in her car and then shouted at her husband.

Gallas then emerged and yelled back several people watched on.

Peter Lenczuk, 38, said: 'They were arguing but I couldn't understand because it was in French. Then I saw her fall into the bushes.'

Star: William Gallas is one of Tottenham's top stars and is paid a reputed 3.5m a year

Star: William Gallas is one of Tottenham's top stars and is paid a reputed 3.5m a year

London Ambulance confirmed they had attended an incident in Gallas's street.

'We sent an ambulance and a responder in a car to the scene,' a spokesman said.

'Our staff treated the person at the scene before taking them to hospital.'

The couple later returned home from hospital together before the footballer drove off again.

Builders working on the house next door say they watched the row and
shouted to Gallas to make him stop, but he carried on. 'It was
horrible,' one said.

'Officers spoke to the alleged victim and no allegations were made to police,' a Met spokesman told MailOnline, adding they 'will be speaking the third party in due course to substantiate the allegation'.

Hector "Macho" Camacho "brain dead" after drugs related shooting

Boxing legend Macho Camacho is declared brain dead after being shot in the face in 'drugs related' shooting

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UPDATED:

09:41 GMT, 22 November 2012

Former world boxing champion Hector 'Macho' Camacho has been declared 'brain dead' by doctors, it has been reported.

According to local paper El Nuevo Dia,
the 50 year old has been taken off life support. A medic at the Rio Piedras Medical Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is quoted as saying: 'His recovery would be a miracle. Medically, there is
nothing we can do.'

He was being treated by wounds to the face and neck after being shot, although doctor have since revealed the bullets were deflected by his jaw and subsequently hit his spinal cord.

Camacho has been fighting for his life after he was shot in the face as he sat in his Ford Mustang outside a bar.

Doctors originally said he was in a stable condition but longtime friend and former manager Ismael Leandry later revealed his condition had worsened.

Another man in the car, whose believed to be a friend of the 50-year-old, died in the attack in which at least one gunman opened fire on their vehicle in the city of Bayamon, according to a statement from police. Reports claims drugs were found in the car.

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Horror: Hector Camacho is treated by paramedics inside the hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Horror: Hector Camacho is treated by paramedics inside the hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Fallen champion: Hector Camacho was shot in the face while in a car outside a bar in Puerto Rico

Fallen champion: Hector Camacho was shot in the face while in a car outside a bar in Puerto Rico

Camacho was rushed to Centro Medico,
the trauma center in San Juan, where he was initially in a critical but stable
condition, Dr. Ernesto Torres, the hospital director, told reporters.

The
bullet apparently struck him in the jaw but exited his head and lodged
in his right shoulder and fractured two vertebrae, Torres said.

The doctor said the boxer, who was
trailed by drug and alcohol problems during a career that included some
high-profile bouts, could be paralyzed from the shooting.

'Camacho's condition is extremely delicate,' he told Telenoticias. 'His physical condition will help him but we will see.'

No arrests have been made in the shooting, police said.

Originally, Camacho representative Steve Tannenbaum said he was told by friends at the hospital that the boxer would make it.

'This guy is a cat with nine lives. He's been through so much,' he said. 'If anybody can pull through it will be him.'

The fighter's last title bout came against then-welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya in 1997, a loss by unanimous decision.

Tannenbaum said he was going to fight two years ago in Denmark until his opponent pulled out and that they were looking at a possible bout in 2013.

'We were talking comeback even though he is 50,' he said. 'I felt he was capable of it.'

Camacho was born in Bayamon, one of the cities that make up the San Juan metropolitan area. He won super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles in the 1980s.

Camacho has fought other high-profile bouts in his career against Felix Trinidad, Julio Cesar Chavez and Sugar Ray Leonard.

Camacho knocked out Leonard in 1997, ending what was that former champ's final comeback attempt.

Bout: Hector Camacho, right, throws a punch at Troy Lowry in a 2001 fight

Bout: Hector Camacho, right, throws a punch at Troy Lowry in a 2001 fight

Retired: Camacho's last title bout came against then-welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya in 1997, a loss by unanimous decision

Retired: Camacho's last title bout came against then-welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya in 1997, a loss by unanimous decision

Camacho has a career record of 79-5-3, with his most recent fight coming in 2009.

Drug, alcohol and other problems have trailed Camacho since the prime of his boxing career.

He was sentenced in 2007 to seven years in prison for the burglary of a computer store in Mississippi.

Walk out: Hector

Walk out: Hector “Macho” Camacho was renowned for his spectacular walk-out costume

While arresting him on the burglary charge in January 2005, police also found the drug ecstasy.

A judge eventually suspended all but one year of the sentence and gave Camacho probation. He wound up serving two weeks in jail, though, after violating that probation.

Twice his wife filed domestic abuse complaints against him, and she filed for divorce several years ago.

VIDEO: Hector Camaho is rushed to the hospital after being shot

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Police investigation into Chelsea steward injury

Police launch investigation into steward injury during ugly scenes at Stamford Bridge

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16:50 GMT, 29 October 2012

Police have confirmed they are investigating the cause of an injury that hospitalised one of Chelsea's stewards after the club's acrimonious defeat to Manchester United.

A Stamford Bridge steward needed approximately 10 minutes' treatment by paramedics after falling to the floor during the Barclays Premier League game, with the Blues confirming he had hurt his knee.

The injury was sustained as United
celebrated Javier Hernandez's controversial winner in front of the
Matthew Harding stand, home fans responding by hurling abuse and
appearing to throw objects onto the field of play.

Hurt: A Chelsea steward, injured after the winning goal was scored, is wheeled away by paramedics

Hurt: A Chelsea steward, injured after the winning goal was scored, is wheeled away by paramedics

Tumble: A Chelsea steward (bottom left) falls back over the perimeter board as United celebrate

Tumble: A Chelsea steward (bottom left) falls back over the perimeter board as United celebrate

It was unclear whether the steward,
who was taken to hospital, was hit but there were suggestions he
may have been caught up in a surge towards the advertising hoardings.

The matter was serious enough for the Metropolitan Police to launch a formal inquiry.

A spokeswoman said: 'We are aware of an incident during yesterday's match at Stamford Bridge in which a steward was injured. An investigation has been launched into the incident and our inquiries continue.'

It is understood officers were examining CCTV footage today to work out how the steward was injured.

Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan said: 'My understanding is that there is a steward with an injury and it's not yet clear what caused that injury but we will look into it with the club. There should be CCTV.

In pain: The steward is tended to after he was injured following the crowd's celebration

In pain: The steward is tended to after he was injured following the crowd's celebration

Debris: Manchester United's Michael Carrick removes a piece of seat that was thrown from the crowd

Debris: Manchester United's Michael Carrick removes a piece of seat that was thrown from the crowd

'Obviously, there was some dispute at the end of the game, given it had been quite a controversial game.

'What we have to find out is if there
was just one person involved or if there were any more. We will review
the footage and talk to the clubs.'

Chelsea launched their own internal investigation into the matter last night.

'We are looking at reports of objects
that may have been thrown or incidents around the steward taking a
fall,' a club spokesman said after the match. 'We are investigating all
the incidents around that time.

'My information so far is that he (the
steward) slipped and fell, may have hurt his knee, and was being
treated by the side of the pitch. He's been taken to hospital.'

Chelsea complain referee Mark Clattenburg used "inappropriate language" to players

Chelsea complain ref Clattenburg used 'inappropriate language' to players

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UPDATED:

20:11 GMT, 28 October 2012

Chelsea have confirmed they have lodged a complaint to the Premier League match delegate with regards to 'inappropriate language' used by referee Mark Clattenburg towards two of their players in today's game with Manchester United.

Chelsea have also launched an investigation into reports that a steward was injured by objects that were thrown on to the pitch following United's winning goal at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea fans in the Matthew Harding stand hurled abuse and appeared to throw objects at the United players as they celebrated Javier Hernandez's winner in the 3-2 success at Stamford Bridge.

Marching orders: Referee Mark Clattenburg showed two red cards to Chelsea players on Sunday

Marching orders: Referee Mark Clattenburg showed two red cards to Chelsea players on Sunday

The steward, who was later taken to hospital, fell to the floor at the same time that the fans responded to the celebrations and needed approximately 10 minutes' treatment by paramedics at the side of the pitch.

'We are looking at reports of objects that may have been thrown or incidents around the steward taking a fall,' a Chelsea spokesman said after the match.

'We are investigating all the incidents around that time.

'My information so far is that he slipped and fell, may have hurt his knee, and was being treated by the side of the pitch. He's been taken to hospital.'

Hernandez gestured towards the pocket of home supporters after scoring the winner for United 15 minutes from time.

His captain Patrice Evra then tried to calm him down knowing the Mexican's celebration was likely to anger the Chelsea fans.

More stewards were seen coming to the aid of their injured colleague, who was clearly in pain, before a team of paramedics ran around the edge of the pitch to help him.

After the game Chelsea cordoned off the section of the stand where the fans vented their anger at the United players.

Adam Hammill arrested for "attacking female paramedic"

Former England youngster Hammill arrested over alleged attack on female paramedic
Adam Hammill, 24, bailed following alleged assault outside Liverpool vodka bar

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08:19 GMT, 9 October 2012


Adam Hammill pictured in action for Huddersfield

Adam Hammill has been bailed following allegation of assault. Above, in action for Huddersfield

Former England prospect Adam Hammill has been arrested over claims he attacked a female paramedic called out to an emergency outside a vodka bar.

Hammill was detained after allegations one of the ambulance crew was manhandled after being called out to treat another man in the street at 3.30am.

The 24-year-old former Liverpool Academy star was kept in custody for over 15 hours and was questioned on suspicion of common assault before being freed on police bail.

If charged and convicted he could face up to six months in prison.

The incident occurred after pub closing time in the early hours of Sunday when Hammill, on loan at Huddersfield from Championship rivals Wolves, was out at the Revolution Bar in Liverpool city centre.

Paramedics had been called out after another man had required treatment after falling ill outside the bar which had closed 90 minutes earlier.

But as the female paramedic tried to help him it was claimed she was 'assaulted'.

Dave Kitchin, from the North West Ambulance Service, said: 'The Trust can confirm that an ambulance crew attended an incident on Temple Court in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning and one of our staff was the victim of an assault.

Revolution Bar, in Temple Court, Liverpool

Revolution Bar, in Temple Court, Liverpool, where Adam Hammill was arrested following reports of an assault on Sunday

Winger Hammill formed part of Liverpool's 2006 FA Youth Cup winning side but failed to make a league appearance for the club at senior level

Winger Hammill formed part of Liverpool's 2006 FA Youth Cup winning side but failed to make a league appearance for the club at senior level

'Our ambulance crews work tirelessly
in all weathers, day and night, to come to the aid of people who need
our help and should be able to do so without fear of assault either
physical or verbal.

'We understand that the man has been released on police bail and we will do all we can to support their enquiry.

'Despite my many years working for
the ambulance service, I still find it difficult to comprehend why an
individual would set out to injure someone who is there to help and
treat them.'

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: 'A 24-year-old man from Bootle was arrested on suspicion of common assault in the early hours of Sunday, October 7.

'The man was released on police bail on Sunday night pending further enquiries.'

Winger Hammill formed part of Liverpool’s 2006 FA Youth Cup winning side but failed to make a league appearance at senior level.

He had loan spells at Dunfermline, Southampton and Blackpool before being sold to Barnsley in 2009.

He joined Wolves in 2011 and Huddersfield Town last August on a loan deal until 13 January 2013.

He has played for England Under 21s and was capped at Under-19 level. He now qualifies to play for the Republic of Ireland through his late grandfather.

Huddersfield chief executive Nigel Clibbens said: 'We have been made aware of an incident which has taken place in Merseyside involving Adam Hammill.'

Fabrice Muamba to release autobiography and reveal all about heart attack

I'm still standing: Heart attack victim Muamba to reveal all in new autobiography

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14:04 GMT, 26 September 2012

Fabrice Muamba has revealed his new autobiography will be called 'I'm Still Standing.'

The now-retired midfielder was playing for Bolton Wanderers when he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch during an FA Cup quarter-final with Tottenham Hotspur in March – his heart stopping for 78 minutes as paramedics battled to save his life.

Miraculously, Muamba survived and spent a month recuperating in the London Chest Hospital before announcing his retirement from football in August.

Revealing read: Fabrice Muamba's new autobiography is to be called 'I'm Still Standing'

Revealing read: Fabrice Muamba's new autobiography is to be called 'I'm Still Standing'

The book will detail his life, including his own account of what happened in that cup tie and in the months of recovery afterwards.

Muamba tweeted a picture of the book's front cover, which shows a picture of the player lifting a Bolton shirt to reveal a t-shirt emblazoned with 'I'm Still Standing.'

Miraculous recovery: Muamba with former Bolton teammate Martin Petrov at last week's Championship match between Birmingham and Bolton

Miraculous recovery: Muamba with former Bolton teammate Martin Petrov at last week's Championship match between Birmingham and Bolton

He wrote: 'This is the front cover of my autobiography due out in November. Hope you like it have a great day and keep smiling.'

Muamba was born in Kinshasa, Congo in 1988 and moved to England at the age of 11. He joined Arsenal's youth academy in 2002 but made only a couple of first-team appearances for the club in League Cup ties.

He spent the 2006-2007 season on loan at Birmingham City and impressed enough to earn a three-year contract.

But he moved north to Bolton in the summer of 2008 for a fee of 5m, becoming a regular fixture in the side and making 130 league appearances in total.

Having worked his way through the youth ranks, Muamba also made 33 appearances for England Under-21s.

Following his heart attack, doctors advised him to retire from the game, a decision confirmed just before the start of the current season.

Terrible moment: Paramedics battle to save the life of Muamba after he collapsed during Bolton's FA Cup quarter-final with Tottenham in March

Terrible moment: Paramedics battle to save the life of Muamba after he collapsed during Bolton's FA Cup quarter-final with Tottenham in March

Stoke"s Ryan Shotton charged with assault after alleged nightclub brawl

Stoke defender Shotton hit with assault charge over alleged nightclub brawl

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08:46 GMT, 23 July 2012

Stoke defender Ryan Shotton has been charged with assault after an alleged nightclub brawl that left a man needing stitches in his head.

Shotton, 23, the Potters’ young player of the year last season, is alleged to have thrown a punch in a fight outside the Pink nightclub in Hanley, Staffordshire.

He is due to appear in court on Friday.

Young player of the year: Stoke fans handed Ryan Shotton a gong last season

Young player of the year: Stoke fans handed Ryan Shotton a gong last season

Vinny Bolina, of the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said: ‘Ryan Shotton has been charged with assault by beating and will appear at Stoke Magistrates’ Court on July 27.’

A police spokesman said: ‘A 23-year-old man has been charged after an altercation at 2.30am on Sunday June 24.

‘Three men were involved, one of whom sustained a minor head injury and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

‘The third man was released without charge.’

Shotton, born in Stoke, came through the club’s youth ranks and made 37 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring two goals.