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Corey Lewandowski is accused of grabbing Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields, bruising her arm, on 8 March Getty Images

Florida police have charged Donald Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandoski, on Tuesday (29 March) with simple battery of a reporter. Lewandowski allegedly grabbed Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields, bruising her arm, while she attempted to ask Trump a question.

The alleged incident took place at a Trump rally in Florida on 8 March. A statement from the Trump campaign said that Lewandowski is innocent and will enter a plea of not guilty: "Mr Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge... He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated."

The report from Jupiter Police Department stated: "Lewandowski grabbed (Michelle) Fields' left arm with his right hand causing her to turn and step back" and that an investigating officer saw Field's left forearm, which "appeared to show a grabbing-type injury".

Surveillance video released by police appears to show Lewandowski grabbing the reporters arm and pulling her backwards.

Fields previously tweeted a picture of bruises on her arm, mentioning Lewandowski and Trump, and saying "I guess these just magically appeared on me".

The next day, Lewandowski replied saying the Fields was 'delusional' and claiming to have never even met her.