Ex-QPR captain Marc Bircham arrested for aggravated battery in Florida

Former QPR captain Marc Bircham has been arrested for aggravated battery.

The 42-year-old was apprehended by police in St Petersburg, Florida, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Florida law states the crime Bircham has been arrested for is defined as intentional battery with a deadly weapon, intentionally causing great bodily harm, or battery against a pregnant person.

A report by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office listed Bircham's bail at $10,000 dollars following the incident, of which details are yet to be confirmed.

It is not yet known whether Bircham was carrying a weapon at the time of the offence.

Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon is a second-degree felony in Florida, and if found guilty can result in a prison sentence of up to 15 years for first time offenders, as well as a fine of $10,000.

Bircham was appointed as technical director of the Bahamas Football Association in March, in a role which he oversees the mens, womens and youth teams, as well as a centre of excellence.

After starting his career with Millwall, Bircham spent five years at Loftus Road between 2002-2007 where he became a fan favourite.

He retired from the game in 2009 following a brief spell at Yeovil before moving into coaching, starting with a stint as QPR's caretaker manager.

Bircham also held a coaching role with Millwall, before moving to America to work with Chicago Fire and Arizona United, and later returning to QPR as first-team coach, where he stayed until 2018.

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