QPR player Joey Barton punched in face outside Liverpool nightclub

11:43 04 June 2012

QPR

QPR's Joey Barton who was punched in the face outside a nightclub. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

QPR midfielder Joey Barton has been injured after being attacked outside a nightclub.

The controversial Premier League footballer was punched in the face after being involved in a fight with two men outside Garlands nightclub in Liverpool city centre.

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: “Merseyside Police were called to Eberle Street in Liverpool city centre at 5.30am this morning following reports of an altercation.

“On arrival officers found a 29-year-old man who had sustained injuries to his face. The man left the scene voluntarily.

“Two 21-year-old men from the L13 area were arrested at the scene for a public order offence. They are currently in police custody.”

Ian Taylor, a spokesman for QPR, said: “Joey Barton was involved in an incident in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Monday morning.

“Barton was on his way home from a night out with his girlfriend when two men sang offensive chants and then proceeded to hit the R’s midfielder.

“Barton decided not to press charges and left the scene with his girlfriend soon after.”

News of the fight was widely commented on on Twitter, with the words Joey Barton and Garlands trending on the social media site.

@JoshGore_11, who claimed to have been at the scene, said Barton had “looked in a bad way” after the fight.

Latest Stories

The Shomrim Patrol member found this chilling graffiti in Upper Clapton [Photo by @ShomrimOfficial]

Police are investigating after two swastikas were found daubed on a wall in Hackney.

Read more
Is this the ugliest new building in Britain, never mind London? [Photo by George Rex under a Creative Commons license]

You might have heard of the Stirling Prize for beautiful buildings – now get ready for the Carbuncle Cup, honouring the ugliest new building of the year!

Read more
16:59
Julie Sillitoe

A taxi driver crushed to death by falling masonry only went out to work in “horrendous” weather to pay for her beloved husband’s birthday present.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

Amy Winehouse's second album became a classic

Are you an Amy Winehouse superfan?

Read more
I'm only going to say this once: Stand. On. The. Right.

James Bond is Britain’s most famous secret agent, and the capital is its most famous city, so it makes sense that 007 would live and work here when he isn’t gallivanting around the world.

Read more
Can you find the animals hiding in London station names? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

You may not realise it but there are animals hiding in stations across London? Play our quiz and see if you can you find them:

Read more