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Barton bailed after arrest

June 4, 2012
By ESPN staff

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of affray.

Joey Barton
PA PhotosJoey Barton joined QPR from Newcastle last summer

• Barton in nightclub incident

Barton was involved in an incident outside a Liverpool nightclub at around 5.30am on Monday morning.

Two 21-year-old men from the Old Swan area of Liverpool were arrested on suspicion of a public order offence at the scene of the incident and questioned. Barton and a 20-year-old man were then arrested on Monday afternoon.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said on Monday evening that all four had been bailed: "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.

"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 29-year-old from the Widnes area, were arrested this afternoon.

"The two 21-year-old men and the 20-year-old man have been questioned by officers and have been released on bail pending further inquiries."

A spokesman later added: "Merseyside Police can confirm that the 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of affray has been released on bail pending further inquiries."