Footballer from Welwyn Garden City charged with assaulting police officer
PUBLISHED: 12:27 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:28 10 November 2017
A professional footballer from Welwyn Garden City has been charged with assaulting a police officer.
Ricky Miller, who plays for Peterborough United FC, was charged in relation to an incident near the Ortongate Shopping Centre at 10.50am on Sunday, November 5.
A Cambridgeshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: “A 28-year-old man from Welwyn Garden City has been charged with using threatening behaviour, assaulting a police officer and failure to provide a specimen of breath.
“He is due to appear at Peterborough Magistrates Court on November 22.”
On Wednesday, Peterborough United issued the following statement on their website: “The football club wish to report that Ricky Miller is unavailable for training and team selection due to personal illness and related circumstances.
“We will be working with him and trying to help in every way that we can as a football club.
“The players’ welfare is paramount and the football club will not be adding to this statement at this time.”