Engagement party ends with arrest for former Norwich City midfielder Jacob Butterfield

Derby County's Jacob Butterfield. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Derby County's Jacob Butterfield. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire - Credit: PA

A former Norwich City footballer has been arrested at his own engagement party on suspicion of assaulting one of the guests.

Derby County's Jacob Butterfield, who made three cup appearances for the Canaries after signing from Barnsley in 2012 before being sold to Middlesbrough in September 2013, proposed to his girlfriend in March but celebrated their engagement over the weekend.

Police were called to the party in Bardsey, West Yorkshire, following a report a 47-year-old man had been assaulted.

Det Insp Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID, said: 'At 2.28am on Sunday, police were called to a report of a 47-year-old man having been assaulted at an address in Bardsey. The man was treated at hospital and discharged later that day.

'A 26-year-old man, from Leeds, was arrested and has since been released on police bail pending further inquiries.'


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