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Scottish rocker Rod Stewart faces an assault charge on allegations he assaulted a newspaper photographer in Sydney, Australia, police said Saturday.

Stewart allegedly attacked Geoff Henderson of Sydney's The Daily Telegraph Mirror newspaper, when the photographer took a picture of him at a Sydney hotel March 5. A summons was served on him Friday, police said.Stewart, on an Australian tour, could face a jail term if convicted. A hearing was scheduled March 30; there was no indication whether Stewart would attend.