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Liverpool defender gets 12-month community order for assault

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan must do 40 hours of unpaid work and attend 15 rehabilitation activity days as part of a 12-month community order for assaulting his girlfriend.

The 25-year-old Flanagan pleaded guilty to assault after being caught on camera grabbing his girlfriend by the neck and throat, throwing her against a wall, and kicking her while she was on the ground during a night out in Liverpool last month.

He was sentenced at Liverpool Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, with his club expressing its "disappointment and anger" that Flanagan had "failed to live up to the values of Liverpool Football Club."

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