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Liverpool defender gets 12-month community order for assault

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan must do 40 hours of unpaid work and attend 15 rehabilitation activity days as part of a 12-month community order for assaulting his girlfriend.

The 25-year-old Flanagan pleaded guilty to assault for kicking his girlfriend on a night out in Liverpool last month.

He was sentenced at Liverpool Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.