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SportMan charged over Grealish assault

02:25  11 march  2019
02:25  11 march  2019 Source:   goal.com

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The man who attacked Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has been charged by police and will face court on Monday.

Villa captain Grealish was punched from behind by a pitch invader in the early stages of Sunday's derby against Birmingham City.

West Midlands Police confirmed Paul Mitchell, 27, had been charged with "invading the pitch and assaulting" Grealish.

"We've this evening [Sun 10 March] charged a man with invading the pitch and assaulting Aston Villa player Jack Grealish during the Second City derby," they said in a statement on Twitter.

Grealish attacker in custody, no complaint over steward

Grealish attacker in custody, no complaint over steward West Midlands Police have confirmed Jack Grealish's attacker has been arrested on suspicion of encroachment onto the pitch and assault.

After Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal was struck during last month's Edinburgh derby in the Scottish Premiership, police have charged a man .

The man accused of assaulting Leona Lewis at a book signing has been charged by police and sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Peter Kopwalczyk of South London has been charged with common assault for punching Lewis in the head, BBC News reports.

"Paul Mitchell, aged 27, of Rubery, has been remanded in custody to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow [Mon 11 March]."

Birmingham City had earlier announced the supporter would be banned for life.

Grealish showed no ill effects from the incident and went on to score the only goal in his side's 1-0 victory before leaping over the advertising hoarding to celebrate with the away supporters.

The police made four arrests in total for suspected assault or violent disorder offences.

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