King to stand trial for sexual assault

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Jamaica striker Marlon King will go on trial in October over allegations that he sexually assaulted and punched a woman in a London nightclub last year.

The 29-year-old Wigan striker, who was on loan at Hull at the time, is accused of attacking the 20-year-old woman at the Soho Revue Bar.

The trial was scheduled at a hearing in London on today and will run five days from 26 October.

King made the 320-kilometer (200-mile) trip to London to celebrate scoring the winner for Hull against Middlesbrough.

He has since joined Middlesbrough on loan until the end of the season.