Date: 24th November 2006 at 2:18pm
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Anton Ferdinand has appeared in court charged with assault and violent disorder.

The England Under-21 defender appeared before Redbridge Magistrates’ Court.

Ferdinand, 21, of Grove Park Road, Mottingham, south-east London, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth before he was bailed to return to the court in a week’s time on December 1.

The charges relate to an alleged incident outside Faces nightclub in Ilford, east London, on October 2.