EFL striker charged with assaulting a woman in alleged city centre attack

Exeter City striker Jevani Brown has been charged with assaulting a woman, and he's due to appear in court.

The 28-year-old forward, who is the League One side's top scorer, will appear before Exeter Magistrates' Court on February 16 after being arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning. Police said they responded to reports of a female being assaulted in Queens Street, Exeter.

Brown, who has since been released on bail, didn't feature in Exeter's match on Saturday with Charlton Athletic. Exeter said: "Exeter City Football Club is aware of the charge made against Jevani Brown.

"As this is a legal matter, we are unable to make any comment until legal proceedings have been concluded. He will not be selected to play during this period."

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: "Police were called to Queens Street, Exeter in the early hours of Thursday, February 2, following reports of a female having been assaulted in the area. Officers attended and an arrest was made.

"Police have since charged a man in connection to this matter. Jevani Jason Brown, aged 28, originally from Luton but currently residing in Exeter, has been charged with assault by beating.

"He has been released on bail and is due to appear before Exeter Magistrates Court on Thursday 16 February."

Brown had netted 12 times this season, and helped himself to nine assists in the process. Exeter lost to Charlton on Saturday, and after the defeat, Gary Caldwell faced questions about Brown.

He told Devon Live: “We have standards at this club and if you don’t rise to them or match them, then no matter who you are, you won’t play on a Saturday.”

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