Former Chester City FC owner Stephen Vaughan and his son have been released on bail following an alleged assault on a police officer, according to reports in the local press today.
A 28-year-old officer is in hospital after suffering from a fractured cheek and bruising to his head and body after the incident at the Jug and Bottle Hotel on Mount Avenue, Heswall.
Vaughan Snr, 48, Stephen Jnr, 25, and a 29-year-old man from Neston are all due to appear in Heswall Police Station in early May after being arrested on suspicion of a fray and assaulting the officer.
Police say the officer had been investigating an earlier disturbance at the hotel, which is close to Vaughan Snr’s home, at about 10.10pm on Sunday, April 4.
All three men fled the scene of the alleged assault in a dark-coloured Aldi car at about 11pm.
Merseyside Police spokesman Simon Wood said: “Police can confirm three men have been arrested following a disturbance at the Jug and Bottle Hotel on Mount Avenue, Heswall.
“The officer was investigating the earlier disturbance at the Jug and Bottle when he was assaulted by the three men at around 10.55pm on Thurstaston Road in Heswall.
“The 28-year-old officer was treated in hospital for a fractured cheekbone and bruising to his head and body.”
He added: “The three men have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.”
Vaughan Snr took over as chairman and majority shareholder of Chester City FC in 2001 but following relegation to the Blue Square Premier League last year the club was finally wound up at the High Court in March over an unpaid tax bill.
Vaughan Jnr is a former captain of the club who now plays for Liverpool club Marine FC.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to ring Merseyside Police on 0151 709 6010 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.