Northern Ireland's record goalscorer David Healy has been accused of assaulting a man in Belfast.

The case was mentioned at Laganside Magistrates' Court and was adjourned for a fortnight.

Healy, 33, whose address was given as Castleview, Killyleagh in Co Down, did not appear in court but was represented by his legal team.

He has been charged with assaulting James Crossan in Belfast city centre on May 26 last year.

Healy's defence barrister Richard McConkey, instructed by Trevor Smyth, requested that the District Judge grant a two week adjournment for the case.

The prolific striker, who has scored 36 goals in 94 internationals currently plays for npower League One side Bury.

In 2008, he was awarded an MBE for services to football and the community.

During the European Championship qualifiers that same year he entered the record books after scoring 13 goals which was the highest total in the competition's history.

Healy, who came through Manchester United's youth system, has also played for Leeds United, Fulham, Sunderland and Rangers.
District Judge Ken Nixon agreed that the case would be re-listed for February 27.