CPS advises no charge against Djibril Cisse

28/07/2009

The former Sunderland footballer Djibril Cisse will not be charged following allegations he assaulted a woman in Newcastle city centre.

The 27 year old Black Cats star was arrested following a disturbance outside a bar in March this year.

Cisse, who was on loan to Wearside from Marseille, was due to answer bail this week. The French international returned to France last month after his loan period ended and has since been sold to Greek club Panathinaikos.

A CPS spokesman said: "Having reviewed the evidence in this case we have advised no further action as there's insufficient evidence to ensure a realistic prospect of conviction."