Anfield star and former girlfriend taken into custody.
Liverpool winger Stewart Downing has been arrested on suspicion of assault.
The 27-year-old, who has 32 caps for England and joined Liverpool from Aston Villa last year, was arrested early on Sunday morning after an alleged confrontation with a former girlfriend at the Cross Keys club, on Yarm High Street.
A police spokesman said: “Police were called to an incident at a pub on Yarm High Street. A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and a 32-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of assault. Both are in custody and inquiries are ongoing.”
Sources state that the altercation began when Stewart Downing’s ex-girlfriend confronted the Liverpool winger and a confrontation ensued outside a bar in Middlesbrough at around 1am this morning.