Date: 2nd January 2009 at 7:43pm
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IT has emerged that Accrington Stanley youngster Robert Grant was arrested after he became caught up in a nightclub disturbance in Southport, which saw Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard charged with assault.

18-year-old Grant and goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin, 28, were both at the Lounge Inn night club in Southport with Gerrard’s party when the incident occured said Accrington manager John Coleman.

Grant was arrested along with Gerrard and four other men but has been released on bail pending further inquiries, whereas Dunbavin a close friend of Gerrard’s was not arrested.

Gerrard, the Liverpool captain, was out with friends, celebrating Liverpool`s 5-1 defeat of Newcastle. But Stanley boss John Coleman said neither of his players would face any disciplinary action after the incident.

Coleman told the Lancashire Telegraph: “I have spoken to them both about the incident and as far as I am concerned they did nothing wrong.

“I understand it is very unlikely that Bobby will be charged.

“They were out having a quiet drink six days before their next match. They have broken no club rules.

“Bobby and Ian will be offered the same sort of support by Accrington Stanley that Liverpool are offering Gerrard.”

An incident at around 2.30am on Monday and saw Gerrard charged with assault and affray.