Roy Keane pictured walking his dogs while lawyers lodge not guilty plea for alleged road rage incident
Published 08/04/2015 | 15:08
While Roy Keane's legal team was in court in Manchester lodging a not guilty plea for their client, the Republic of Ireland assistant manager was out walking his dogs.
The ex-Manchester United captain Roy Keane has denied committing a public order offence in an alleged road-rage incident with a taxi driver.
Keane, 43, is said to have behaved aggressively towards taxi driver Fateh Kerar, 44, near traffic lights in Ashley Road, Altrincham, on January 30.
He did not attend a brief hearing at Trafford Magistrates' Court today but a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf by his lawyer.
As proceedings in court took place, the Cork native was pictured walking and running with his two dogs, a Labrador and a German Shepherd. Keane attempted not to be caught by photographers as he placed his red jumper over his head.
The court heard the prosecution will call two witnesses - understood to be Mr Kerar and a taxi passenger - while the defence will call Keane and an additional witness.
No CCTV of the incident was captured, the court also heard.
Chairman of the bench Susan Craig adjourned the case until June 19 when Keane faces a trial at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court, six days after Ireland face Scotland in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.
She stressed that Keane must attend on that occasion or the trial will proceed in his absence.