Former Chester City FC captain Stephen Vaughan Jnr will appear in court this afternoon after being charged by detectives investigating the murder of a Liverpool policeman.
Vaughan, 30, is alleged to have perverted the course of justice following the alleged assault that claimed the life of PC Neil Doyle.
He was allegedly attacked by three ex-footballers in Liverpool city centre during a Christmas night out with colleagues on December 19.
Licenced boxing promoter Vaughan – who was on the books of Liverpool FC before signing for Chester in 2004 – is the son of former Blues owner and chairman Stephen Vaughan snr.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool magistrates’ court this afternoon charged with perverting the course of justice.
Vaughan, of Mariners Wharf, Liverpool city centre, is also charged with driving a motor vehicle with no insurance. The former midfielder had two spells with Chester, from 2004-07 and from 2008-2010.
Three men charged with PC Doyle’s murder face a four-week trial on June 22.
Christopher Spendlove, 30, of Brandearth Hey, Stockbridge Village, is charged with PC Doyle’s murder along with another ex-footballer Andrew Taylor, 28, of Cherry Tree Road, Huyton.
A third suspect, Timmy Donovan, 30, of Walsingham Road, Childwall, was extradited from Germany.
All three men are also charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding PC Doyle’s colleagues PCs Michael Steventon and Robert Marshall during the same incident.