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Ex-NUFC Player In Court For Affray

8 years ago
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Ex-Newcastle player Kazenga Lua Lua is up in court charged with affray, following an incident in June last year.

The prosecutor, James Adkin, said there was serious disorder outside the Riverside Nightclub in Newcastle and that Lua Lua had started the violence after he argued with a man called Michael Ball and then punched him in the face.

Adkins said, “He seemed to admit it was his arrogance and attitude that had caused the trouble.

Whatever the precise circumstances of the argument, that confrontation between Kazenga Lua Lua and Michael Ball was the spark that caused the significant upsurge in violence.

A group of black males surged over to Michael Ball and friends. At one stage some witnesses suggest someone blew a whistle which seemed to galvanise the black males into action”.

At one point a friend came to Ball’s aid and was knocked unconscious for eight minutes after a five on one attack, the court heard.

One man has pleaded guilty to affray while Lua Lua and others will see their trial resume tomorrow.

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