Lukaku Agrees To Compensate Beverly Hills Police Over Five Noise Complaints

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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has agreed to pay compensation to Beverly Hills police after they responded to five noise complaints at a house he was renting in the summer.

It will be recalled the 24-year-old was given a “misdemeanour citation” in July after police responded to five other noise complaints at a Beverly Hills house.

The Belgium international did not appear in court in Los Angeles on Monday.

His lawyer, Robert Humphreys, entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.

Commissioner Jane Godfrey adjourned the case to Los Angeles Airport Courthouse on 21 November.

After the hearing, city attorney James Eckart said, if found guilty, 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.

Police said they gave out “verbal warnings” after reportedly being called to a house party.

The incident happened the week before Lukaku joined Manchester United from Everton for an initial £75m.

A Beverly Hills police statement at the time said Lukaku, who had been on holiday in the United States, was released at the scene.

The Belgian will pay $450 (£340) to reimburse police for the callouts.

That will mean the charge is reduced from a misdemeanour, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

Instead, Lukaku will be charged with a disturbance of the peace infraction, which carries a $100 (£76) fine plus other costs and penalties.

The case will be heard again at Los Angeles Airport Courthouse on 18 December.


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