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Trial: Sammy Nelson
Trial: Sammy Nelson

By Staff Reporter

Former Northern Ireland international Sammy Nelson is to face trial for sexual assault in England.

The 69-year-old former Arsenal player will appear for trial on July 12, the Argus news website reported.

Nelson, a member of the most successful Northern Ireland World Cup team ever, denies the charge. Nelson, of Dyke Road Avenue in Hove, spoke to confirm his name and address before Brighton magistrates on Monday.

He is accused of sexually assaulting a woman last October. She has accused him of touching her in a sexual way without her consent.

Nelson was granted unconditional bail until his trial.

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