first_imgEverton midfielder Ross Barkley ‘was the victim of an unprovoked attack’ in a bar on Sunday, lawyers acting on his behalf have said.Merseyside Police have confirmed they have opened an investigation following the emergence of footage appearing to show the 23-year-old being punched.The incident is alleged to have taken place in Liverpool city centre, some time after Barkley featured in Everton’s 4-2 victory over Leicester on Sunday.A statement from lawyers read: “We can confirm that Ross was the victim of an unprovoked attack by a stranger who approached him on Sunday evening.”It is understood Barkley was not seriously hurt during the incident, and he is said to have trained on Monday as usual.Footage of the alleged incident has appeared online via social media. The matter has not been reported to police but the Merseyside force has decided to investigate.A statement read: “Merseyside Police is aware of footage online reportedly showing an assault in a bar in Liverpool city centre.“No report of an assault has been received but officers are making enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident.” 1 Merseyside Police have opened an investigation after footage appeared to show Ross Barkley being punched last_img

Ross Barkley ‘victim of an unprovoked attack’ in Liverpool bar, lawyers claim

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