Friday 30 September 2016

High Court rejects Mike Ashley's bid to have Rangers Chairman Dave King jailed

John Aston

Published 10/12/2015 | 14:16

Mike Ashley's bid to have Rangers Chairman Dave King jailed has failed
Mike Ashley's bid to have Rangers Chairman Dave King jailed has failed

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has failed in his High Court bid to have Rangers chairman Dave King jailed for breaching a gagging order.

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Ashley's company launched legal action against the Ibrox club and their chairman over an alleged breach of an injunction.

King was accused of breaking undertakings by giving a media interview in which he revealed the existence and contents of meetings related to contracts with Sports Direct.

The interview took place in South Africa and was filmed for Sky Sports in July.

Mr Justice Peter Smith, sitting in London, said after a morning hearing that he intends to reject the jailing application for reasons he will give on Thursday afternoon.

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