In trouble: Mario Balotelli's (left) brother Enoch Barwuah (right) was arrested in Italy for assaulting two police officers
Manchester City star Mario Balotelli’s brother appeared in an Italian court on Christmas Eve accused of assaulting two policemen.
Enoch Barwuah, 20, who had trials with Stoke City and Sunderland before signing for Salford City last month, was held after a brawl at a bar and kept in custody until his appearance before a judge.
The court heard how he had been attacked as he drank in a bar in Brescia with his sister Abigail by a man who ripped his shirt but Barwuah then turned on the police, who had been called by the owner of the bar.
Officers said they found Barwuah in the street, shirtless and barefooted and when they approached they were kicked and punched. They also reported that their squad car was damaged in the incident.
The court bailed Barwuah to his home address in Brescia until January 3, when he will have a fast-track trial, accused of assault and resisting arrest.
At his hearing, Barwuah apologised and admitted that his reactions had been ‘unjustified’ but claimed that he had become concerned when his sister ‘felt ill’ during the attack.
Barwuah is the younger brother of Balotelli, who also has a sister called Angel. The three other siblings remained with their natural parents when Balotelli was adopted as a baby by a wealthy Italian couple.
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