Joey Barton pleads not guilty to actual bodily harm

Joey Barton has pleaded not guilty to a charge of actual bodily harm at Barnsley magistrates’ court.

Barton, the Fleetwood Town manager, will now appear at Sheffield Crown Court on November 6 for an interim plea hearing.

Barton was charged with actual bodily harm contrary to section 47 assault following an incident on Saturday, April 13 after a man was left with facial injuries following an incident in the Oakwell tunnel area around 5pm, following the conclusion of Barnsley’s match against Fleetwood.

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