Rooney 'will not face assault charges'
Wayne Rooney was told today that he will not face charges over an alleged assault on a photographer.
Police interviewed the 21-year-old England and Manchester United star after an alleged fight outside the Panacea Club in Manchester city centre on October 15.
He was not arrested but attended a police station voluntarily last Friday to answer questions.
Greater Manchester Police sent a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service, which decided to take no further action.
Rooney's solicitor, Nick Freeman - better known for helping celebrities in the dock for alleged motoring offences - confirmed the footballer had received the news.
He said: 'The case has been reviewed by the CPS and the police, and they have decided there is insufficient grounds to proceed.
'I received the decision today and I told Wayne Rooney's agent, who has passed the information on.'
Rooney was playing at Old Trafford tonight against his boyhood team Everton FC.
His spokesman was unavailable for comment.