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Accrington Stanley's Billy Kee in court over alleged nightclub assault

Kee has denied causing grievous bodily harm

Accrington Stanley forward Billy Kee, 26, outside Leicester Magistrates' Court. Pic credit: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Two footballers have appeared in court charged with grievous bodily harm after a man’s jaw was allegedly broken in a nightclub brawl.

Accrington Stanley striker Billy Kee and Championship forward Lee Tomlin were charged in connection with an alleged assault at Ghost nightclub in Leicester on January 22.

Cardiff City forward Mr Tomlin, 28, of Speedwell Drive, Broughton Astley, and Mr Kee, 26, of Rothley Road, Mountsorrel, spoke only to confirm their names at Leicester Crown Court on Friday, October 20.

Mr Kee had pleaded not guilty and Mr Tomlin elected not to enter a plea at a previous hearing.

Cardiff City striker Lee Tomlin, 28, arriving at Leicester Magistrates' Court. Pic credit: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Judge Steven Coupland granted both men unconditional bail until the next hearing on November 20 at Leicester Crown Court.

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