Barton won't press charges
A spokesman for QPR has announced that Joey Barton will not be pressing charges following an altercation outside a Liverpool nightclub.
Last Updated: 04/06/12 9:55pm
A spokesman for Queens Park Rangers has announced that Joey Barton will not be pressing charges following an altercation outside a Liverpool nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning.
Police were called to an incident in the city centre at 5.30am.
Arrests were made at the scene, while Barton made his way home voluntarily.
No further action will be taken, with QPR confirming that Barton is keen to put the fracas behind him.
Club spokesman Ian Taylor 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.
"Police were immediately on the scene and arrested one man.
"Barton decided not to press charges and left the scene with his girlfriend soon after.
"The club will be making no further comment."
Barton offered his take on the incident on Tuesday afternoon, taking to Twitter to deny reports that he had been injured.
He wrote: "I got sucker punched in the back of the head. Not injured as reported just a small bruise on rear of head/ear. I've had worse. Life goes on! Thanks for the concern. Have a good day people.
"Not planning on pressing charges as its not that serious. The police have also got better things to do with their time.
"Can I just say a public thanks to the police last night as they were and have been today brilliant."