Lukaku de­nies LA noise charge

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - NEWS -

Manch­ester United striker Romelu Lukaku has de­nied hold­ing an ex­ces­sively loud party in Bev­er­ley Hills as he was on the verge of a £75mil­lion trans­fer from Ever­ton.

The Premier League foot­baller, 24, was ar­rested over an ex­ces­sive noise com­plaint af­ter al­legedly re­ceiv­ing five ver­bal warn­ings from po­lice over a five­day pe­riod.

The Bel­gium in­ter­na­tional did not ap­pear in court in Los An­ge­les yes­ter­day but his lawyer, Robert Humphreys, en­tered a plea of not guilty on his be­half.

Manch­ester United com­pleted his sign­ing eight days af­ter his ar­rest by Bev­er­ley Hills Po­lice Depart­ment of­fi­cers at around 8pm on July 2 in his tem­po­rary res­i­dence in the city.

Days af­ter the in­ci­dent, he shared on In­sta­gram a pic­ture of him­self in an apart­ment in the city with Old Traf­ford star Paul Pogba.

Com­mis­sioner Jane God- frey, over­see­ing the case, or­dered Lukaku to ap­pear at Los An­ge­les Air­port Courthouse on Novem­ber 21.

Af­ter the hear­ing, city at­tor­ney James Eckart said the striker faces both a fine and pay­ing a sum to cover the cost of the po­lice call-outs that oc­curred over five days.

Lukaku can opt not to ap­pear in per­son at the hear­ing and can in­stead have a lawyer han­dle the mis­de­meanour ci­ta­tion on his be­half.

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