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Paul Scholes’ son, 19, accused of beating up man in pub

Paul Scholes’ teenage son has appeared in court accused of beating up a man in a pub.

Arron Scholes, 19, is alleged to have attacked Robert Kember at an unnamed pub in Oldham, last June.

Mr Kember was not able to give full details of his ordeal due to the ‘nature of the assault and effect on him’, Tameside Magistrates’ Court heard.

Arron Scholes is accused of beating up a man in a pub (Picture: Cavendish Press)

Aaron, who is a striker for Manchester league club Royton Town, was accompanied by his dad, a former England and Manchester United star, mum Claire and sister Alice, 17, at the hearing.

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He spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth, then entered a not guilty plea to a charge of assault by beating.

Aaron will face a trial at the same court in March – and if convicted could face up to six months jail.

He listened as prosecution lawyers outlined the allegations against him.

He was joined by his mum, dad and sister at Tameside Magistrates’ Court (Picture: Cavendish Press)

Prosecutor Andrea Griffiths said: ‘I ask you to list this matter for trial. This matter involves an assault upon the complainant who was out drinking in the Upper Mill area on 18 June last year, so some time ago now.

‘On that particular day, the complainant was assaulted by being repeatedly punched. The complainant is not able to give any particular detail due to the nature of the assault and the effect upon him.

‘We are awaiting CCTV from the police.’

Aaron pleaded not guilty and is due to return for his trial in March (Picture: Cavendish Press)

Aaron, who lives with his family in a luxury property in the village of Grasscroft, appeared emotionless throughout the hearing.

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His father, 44, also appeared stoned-faced, while Mrs Scholes had her head in her hands and kept rubbing her head throughout.

They all kept turning round to look at who was watching the case from the public gallery.

Defence solicitor Catherine Gaynor told the hearing: ‘There will be a number of defence witnesses, namely three. The trial will last for a day and has the potential of going on to two days.’

His famous father appeared emotionless at the hearing (Picture: Cavendish Press)

Chair of the bench Gillian Pearson told Aaron: ‘You have pleaded not guilty and this case is going to trial on 18 March back at this court, and you will need to be here for 9.30.

‘Until that time, unconditional bail is granted to you. Should you fail to attend, the trial may go ahead in your absence.’

Mr Scholes who was capped 66 times by England, won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues with United.

Last September the football legend turned out for his son’s club for a league match against Stockport Georgians in the Manchester Premier League match when Royton found themselves short of players.

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